See the White House as a construction zone

With Trump on Vacation, a Sprucing Up for the West Wing

President Trump tweeted on Monday that he was "working hard from New Jersey while the White House goes through long planned renovation".

The Government Services Administration is overseeing the two-week project to update and fix the Oval Office and the working area of the White House.

The renovations are estimated to take about two weeks and cost $3.4 million it "includes replacing the air-conditioning and heating system and installing new cables and wires, fresh paint and new carpets". Politico said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't immediately return requests for comment. As of Friday, CNN reported there were already storage units filled with items from the West Wing out near the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Workers were also seen touching up steps on the South Lawn - cranes overhead - as carpets were removed from the West Wing.

This could be the end for snapchat after announcing huge losses
We get used to things like Snapchat and, once they've been on our phones and in our lives for a while, we take them for granted. But to gain additional revenue from users, he said, Snapchat would have to beef up its content and rapidly improve its product.

Despite criticism for taking a vacation, White House staff insist that this renovation was "dire".

A major refurbishment is under way in the White House, ordered by US President Donald Trump while he takes an extended holiday.

Trump has been spending time at a golf course he owns in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he has held meetings with his advisers about North Korea's nuclear threat and other issues. The White House was built in the 1790s, burned in 1814 and reconstructed in 1817.

Related News:

  • 'Tell my family I love them'

    'Tell my family I love them'

    Malcolm Antwan Orr, 29 was caught on an officer's eyeglass camera refusing to obey orders before whipping out a gun and firing. However, Smith suddenly noticed the man put his hand in the pocket that suggested that he was carrying a weapon.
    Killed in Egyptian train collision

    Killed in Egyptian train collision

    The dead and injured were initially placed on blankets by the sides of the tracks amid farmland on the outskirts of Alexandria. One of the trains was travelling from Port Said and the other from Cairo , Ahram Online said, before they crashed head-on.
    Patients Being Treated Following 'Chemical Release' at NH Hospital

    Patients Being Treated Following 'Chemical Release' at NH Hospital

    Ambulances responded to Exeter Hospital on Friday to evaluate more than 20 people, some of whom complained of dizziness. Vasapolli said all affected staff members have either been released or transferred to other hospitals.
  • Mark Stoneman has great England opportunity ahead of Ashes, says Mike Atherton

    Mark Stoneman has great England opportunity ahead of Ashes, says Mike Atherton

    SQUAD: Root (capt), Ali, Anderson, Bairstow, Broad, Cook, Crane, Malan, Roland-Jones, Stokes, Stoneman, Westley, Woakes.
    NYPD officer injured by gunman could leave hospital today

    NYPD officer injured by gunman could leave hospital today

    The officer was hit in his impenetrable vest; the shot ricocheted off the vest and hit him in the arm, police said. This is an example of the fact that our officers go into any situation and how it might turn on a moments notice.
    BC government joins legal challenges against Trans Mountain oil pipeline

    BC government joins legal challenges against Trans Mountain oil pipeline

    That case will begin in November in federal court. "The message is that there's going to be no more projects in B.C.", he said. The BC NDP government announced on Thursday that they have hired legal help when it comes to the fight against Kinder Morgan.
  • Will Smith Joins James Corden For The Most Nostalgic Carpool Karaoke Yet!

    Will Smith Joins James Corden For The Most Nostalgic Carpool Karaoke Yet!

    He also added, "We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes [the family] would want". Chester Bennington and his band, Linkin Park, filmed an episode of "Carpool Karaoke: The Series" before he died.

    Few showers, thunderstorm possible later

    Tuesday - Mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high in the low 80s. Saturday: Mostly cloudy, humid, scattered showers/thunderstorms (especially in the morning).
    Spain could overtake Greece in migrant sea arrivals

    Spain could overtake Greece in migrant sea arrivals

    The passengers, mostly from Morocco and neighboring Algeria, were looking for a better life in Europe and using Spain as a doorway.
  • Facebook Watch is here to take on YouTube. Find out more details

    Facebook Watch is here to take on YouTube. Find out more details

    On the larger scale, these are great figures that can quickly outpace most competition; and when Watch gains more popularity. YouTube has a 12-year head start in attracting creators and viewers, who are watching videos daily.
    Trump Hotel DC Has Profited Nearly $2 Million This Year

    Trump Hotel DC Has Profited Nearly $2 Million This Year

    It's not the only Trump property that has benefited financially from its namesake's presidency. The hotel's management has pledged to donate proceeds from foreign officials to the U.S.
    Distracted Driving Around Schools and Buses is Recipe for Disaster

    Distracted Driving Around Schools and Buses is Recipe for Disaster

    Those numbers are then reported to the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services. In the past six years, law enforcement across the state wrote almost 9,000 stop arm violation citations.


Most liked

US stocks slip amid heightened US-North Korea tensions
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 15 cents to $49.02 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. USA crude rose 0.12 percent to $49.23 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.33, up 0.36 percent on the day.

Sense of unease among Muslims in India: Hamid Ansari
The Rajya Sabha also bid farewell to Yechury, D Bandyopadhyay of TMC and Dilip Pandya of the BJP. He also said that "a democracy is distinguished by the protection it gives to minorities ".

Constituent Assembly Starts Work, Opposition Stages Terror Attack
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stated that a new constitution would help resolve the nation's political standoff. More than 125 people have died in violence since the opposition began a sustained wave of protests in April.