Reality show host, potential presidential candidate and outspoken “birther” Donald Trump continues to make the rounds of the TV talk shows, and among his latest revelations is a plan he has been pushing to do some remodeling at the White House, the L.A. Times reported.
Appearing on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, Trump said: "I called up the White House about a year ago, and I saw that they were having lots of functions for people like the president of China … and I said, ‘Listen, every time I see a function, you put an old broken canvas tent that they probably pay some guy, some local guy a fortune for.’ I said, ‘I will build you, free of charge,’ to a very high official at the White House, ‘one of the great ballrooms of the world.’"
The official, David Axelrod, reportedly confirmed Trump’s story, adding that the proposed ballroom “would be a lot like the gaudy white-and-gold spectacle at Trump’s 118-room, 65,000-square-foot-plus Palm Beach, Fla., estate, Mar-A-Lago,” the Times reported.
Trump, who hosts NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” estimated the cost of the project at "maybe $100 million. Anywhere from $50 to $100 million."