Trump Wants to Build $100 Million Ballroom in White House

Apr 19, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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."


  1. If he wins the election you can look for a big TRUMP across the front of the White House. Just like his hotels.

  2. The word birther is an insult intended to denigrate an idea. If you cannot refute it, then label it and make fun. Fact checking organizations have not confirmed the existence of a long-form birth certificate, so Trump may be right. How much trouble would it be to produce a long-form birth certificate, or acknowedlge its absence, without getting the media to carry water for you with their weak fact checking excuses?

  3. Obama doesn’t need to produce a “long form” birth certificate and shouldn’t have to just because a bunch of conspiracy theorists want him to. He has the same birth certificate that’s required from all of us. You’ll just have to accept the fact the the United States overwhelmingly voted to elect a black president.

  4. And the term “birther” is an insult, because you guys look like a bunch of damn fools.

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