Trump renovated Oval Office toilet as he wouldn't use 'the same bathroom as his Black predecessor' Obama
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: A new book has claimed former President Donald Trump told some White House guests he had a personal "secret bathroom" just off the Oval Office renovated after taking over from his predecessor Barack Obama, adding that one of the guests took his language to contain racial undertones.
The claim is included in New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman's new book on Trump, entitled 'Confidence man'. The book, slated to hit bookshelves Tuesday, October 4, reportedly includes an account of the bizarre comment about the bathroom which the former POTUS would allegedly refer to as the 'Monica room' -- apparently referring to former President Bill Clinton's escapades with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Why did FBI raid Mar-a-Lago? SHOCKED Donald Trump claims 'home was under seige' and agents 'broke' into his safe
Who is Margo Martin? Donald Trump seen leaving Trump Tower with former WH aide
"When Trump showed visitors his workplace, he invited some to peer into what he periodically described as his 'secret bathroom,' which he occasionally presented with the claim he had renovated the entire space down to the toilet," Haberman wrote in an excerpt obtained by the Daily Mail. "'You understand what I'm talking about?' Trump said to one guest," the author wrote of a comment the unnamed White House guest took as a reference to Trump's disgust with Obama. The statement was strange and vague and open to interpretation as to why he emphasized the changes, but the guest interpreted it to mean Trump did not want to use the same bathroom as his Black predecessor," Haberman added.
However, there have been reported claims that no such renovation ever took place. "Trump's claim of a full remodeling happened to be untrue, officials said at the time: only the toilet seat was replaced, which was customary during a change in the office holder," Haberman wrote in an odd footnote. "The most significant addition he made might have been the collection of hairsprays that some visitors took note of."
It's worth noting that Trump has strongly denied allegations of racism, once describing himself as the "least racist person in the world." The 45th President's spokeswoman Liz Harrington slammed the claims made by Haberman. "This is so ridiculous. The world is on fire and this is seriously the best she can come up with?" Harrington said in a statement to the Daily Mail. "It is so absurd. Some anonymous person making up more fake stories to try to smear President Trump," she added.
Florida on red alert as Hurricane Ian goes Category 2 overnight, 300k people ordered to evacuate
Does Camila Cabello have a crush on Harry Styles? Here's what motivated 'The Voice' coach to audition for 'X Factor'
Meanwhile, Trump's bathroom issues are a significant focus in several parts of the book, which also features photos of alleged torn-up documents in a White House toilet bearing words resembling the former president's handwriting. Another passage claims that bathrooms in the residence were "stocked with Trump-branded toiletries." Haberman also claims that White House staff "repeatedly stopped [the president] when he tried to press cash into the hands of military aides serving as valets." She also claims Trump decked up his renovated room with a large TV and various "knick-knacks," including a professional wrestling belt gifted by retired wrestling promoter Vince McMahon.