Donald Trump is known for his love of gold. Now that he’s been elected as the 45th President of the United States, the question of everyone’s mind — besides “What the fuck are we going to do for the next four years?” — is whether or not the business mogul will put his signature Midas touch on the White House.
After all, have you seen where he’s living now? That place is gilded with gold and marble!
“I think the White House is such a special place and it has such a special meaning for the American people,” he told TMZ just prior to cinching the presidential victory from Hillary Clinton. “Nothing would change in the White House.”
In a 2015 interview with People, the 70-year-old, whose 66th-floor penthouse inside New York City’s Trump Tower boasts gold-leafed doors, moldings and ceilings, promised to keep things tastefully traditional when he moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
“If I were elected, I would maybe touch it up a little bit, but the White House is a special place,” he said. “You don’t want to do too much touching.”
Currently, the president-elect is living in his $100 million luxury apartment, which Trump has occupied since the 1980s. Decorated by legendary designer Angelo Donghia, the lavish pad features multiple crystal chandeliers, marble pillars and floors, mirrored ceilings, oversized painted portraits depicting Greek myths, cherub statues, an indoor fountain, ornate furniture and — natch — an abundance of gold.
Take a tour inside — below.