Obama's Ultimate Revenge? ;-)
The White House is effectively closed for two weeks of renovations, work that was approved by the Obama administration years ago but at the last minute held off until a new administration took over.Â
WATCH: The White House is under renovation while President Trump is away in New Jersey (including the Oval Office) https://t.co/60AQxQ5mSlâ€” Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) August 11, 2017
The New York Times reports the White House is undergoing a "$3.4 million overhaul that includes replacing the air-conditioning and heating system and installing new cables and wires, fresh paint and new carpets."
The Times adds that the bulk of the work "was initially slated for 2014, but the General Services Administration didnâ€™t deliver a plan for carrying it out until the spring of 2016. Faced with the prospect of a major renovation that could stretch into the fall of 2016, Mr. Obamaâ€™s team decided against starting the construction, opting instead to leave it to the next administration."
On Friday reporters were posting photos of the renovations throughout the day.
Bloomberg NewsÂ White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted an AP photo of the carpet that is about to be installed in the West Wing.
The West Wing's carpet will be a snazzy blue. (AP photo) pic.twitter.com/GvHIQoclxjâ€” Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) August 11, 2017
Buzzfeed's Claudia Koerner was quick to notice the pattern:
Is the printâ€¦ snowflakes? https://t.co/7AGwyaKxVdâ€” Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) August 11, 2017
As did many others:
Are.... those.... snowflakes.... omg. https://t.co/24ovwtlbP8â€” Ben Smith (@BenSmithDC) August 11, 2017
So... stepping on snowflakes? https://t.co/f0mjpw1850â€” Matt (@biminiroad) August 11, 2017
Covered in snowflakes! ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ https://t.co/27MWoBzU2Wâ€” Fran Schindler (@FranS199) August 11, 2017
It looks like snowflakes so perfect choice. https://t.co/nrEr5oHUT6â€” Meg Bee ðŸ©ðŸ’¦ (@oneretrocupcake) August 11, 2017
I'm going to enjoy the Trump Admin stomping on snowflakes for the next 7 years.â€” enjoynCHI (@enjoynChi) August 11, 2017
The print is snowflakes. This is amazing. https://t.co/IiV2oyLh66â€” Emma (@politics_n_prep) August 11, 2017
(SNOWFLAKES) https://t.co/CRkIMo0513â€” Anne of York (@AnneYorkHoward) August 11, 2017
snowflakes, perfect.â€” Jason Lewis (@cbotnyse) August 11, 2017
Snowflakes ðŸ˜‚ https://t.co/KuCqBfhYgkâ€” Holly (@ArmyWife98) August 11, 2017
The carpet is literally snowflakes https://t.co/Dx3Ktmc2EYâ€” Nico Starr (@NicoJStarr) August 11, 2017
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