Trump Is Obsessed With Renovating ‘Ugliest,’ ‘Terrible’ FBI Building

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 3: The J. Edgar Hoover Building for the FBI in Washington, DC on Dec. 3. The FBI may move to another building. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 3: The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC on Dec. 3. The FBI may move to another building. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump has been harboring a simmering hatred of the FBI headquarters in D.C., calling it “one of the ugliest buildings in the city,” according to a Sunday Axios report.

“Even the building is terrible,” he said to an unnamed source. “It’s one of the brutalist-type buildings, you know, brutalist architecture. Honestly, I think it’s one of the ugliest buildings in the city.”

“This is prime real estate, right on Pennsylvania Avenue,” he reportedly added. “This is a great address. They need to stay there. But it needs a total revamp.”

Per Axios, Trump told Chief of Staff John Kelly that he wants to be intimately involved in the remodeling, down to the cost per square foot.

The FBI has not drawn up a new building plan and Congress has not approved any money for the project, but a senior White House official told Axios that FBI officials are “working with [the General Services Administration] for optimum design for the Bureau’s needs and at lowest budget, fastest timetable, etc.”

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  1. I wish someone could renovate the Donald. Oh how I long for the days we were not embarrassed by our president.

  2. I bet he is going to use the SVR for interior decoration.

  3. I think we should give him the contract for the renovation as long as he resigns NOW… and HOPEFULLY takes Pence with him

  4. He has no taste

  5. Someone broke the idiot clock – the J. Edgar Hoover Building is a hideous monstrosity (albeit one whose appearance is appropriate to the comportment of its namesake).

    Now, one could make the argument the President should have something better to do than bitch about architecture…

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