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President Trump Is Spending $1.75 Million on Redecorating the White House

Records indicate nearly $29,000 for "upholstered household furniture manufacturing"

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    President Trump Is Spending $1.75 Million on Redecorating the White House
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    In this Aug. 22, 2017, photo, the Oval Office of the White House is seen after renovations including new wallpaper. Spending for furniture and other cosmetic renovations has reached $1.75 million.

    President Donald Trump's administration is spending $1.75 million on furniture for the White House and offices tied to it, according to government records.

    The tab includes $17,000 for custom rugs, $7,000 for "furniture pedestals," and $5,000 for wallpaper. 

    Kittinger, a popular furniture company of the White House dating back to former President Richard Nixon, created a $12,800 custom conference table for the Roosevelt Room. 

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    While it is common for new presidents to redecorate, Trump has spent slightly more than the $1.5 million spent by former president Barack Obama over a similar period of time. 

    Obama made a point of paying for some White House furnishings out-of-pocket. It's unclear if Trump has done the same.

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