White House: No, Obama is not getting a replica Oval Office

Politics,Beltway Confidential,Joel Gehrke,Politics Digest

President Obama will not have two Oval Offices for the summer, his spokesman said, even though some renovating of the White House will take place.

“Reports about a replica Oval Office are false,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “No one is moving from the West Wing.”

Carney was apparently responding to a report from Real Clear Politics. “This summer there will be two Oval Offices in the White House complex, and it won’t be a case of double vision,” RCP reported last week. “In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West Wing, the government is undertaking extensive work to complete a new executive office for President Obama at the south end of the adjacent Eisenhower Executive Office Building.”



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