Bush II particularly, when he took over for Clinton in January 2001, was surprised by how the entire White House had to basically “start from scratch” all over again.
There’s nothing except a ceremonial box of some sort on the big desk, which reminds me of a famous picture taken of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford the afternoon before Ford’s inauguration, with the totally empty top of the desk (which dates from the administration of Rutherford B.
This photo is probably more staged than real, but it certainly captures the importance of the moment.
Imagine if were President of the United States, your predecessor has vacated the premises, and you walk in for the first time with the awesome responsibility of running the free world now totally on your shoulders. ” One thing that many Presidents remark upon, often after leaving office, is how there is virtually no preparation for that first day on the job.
During today’s broadcast of MSNBC’s , normally reserved host Greta Van Susteren got passionate while talking about Trump coming clean on his original “tapes” tweet.
And it appears she thinks the president was engaged in behavior that could be illegal.