Trump ordered Mar-a-Lago staff to rip out Melania's redecorations to his private quarters when he returned for Christmas, says report
- Donald Trump disliked renovations made to his Mar-a-Lago resort by his wife Melania so much that he had them ripped out, CNN reported.
- "He was not happy with it," a source told CNN, adding that Trump berated resort management upon arrival.
- At Trump's orders, resort staff removed "white marble and an abundance of dark wood," CNN said.
- Trump is "moody" and has been reclusive since arriving on December 23, CNN said. However, his 500-person New Year's Eve party is scheduled to go ahead.
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President Donald Trump returned to his beachside Mar-a-Lago resort for a restful Christmas break but was so displeased with redecorations overseen by his wife Melania Trump that he ordered them to be torn out, CNN reported.
"He was not happy with it," a source told CNN, adding that Trump berated resort staff upon arrival, telling them to remove "white marble and an abundance of dark wood."
The staff quickly obliged the president's order, CNN said.
Trump and the First Lady landed in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 23, and will return to Washington, DC, in the New Year.
The renovations were dreamed-up and overseen by the First Lady and her interior decorator, Tham Kannalikham.
ABC News was first to report that Mar-a-Lago was being renovated in November. In December, People magazine reported that the president's quarters would be "expanded and spruced up" to "make it larger, more modern, and comfortable."