The White House plans to donate the backyard swing set used by President Obama’s daughters and probably Vice President Biden. According to reports, Obama officials offered to keep the swing set on the White House grounds so it could be used by Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron and his grandchildren.
Trump rejected the offer.
Presumably, the Obama/Biden play set was not challenging enough for Barron, who won’t be moving into the White House right away because he is still finishing school in Manhattan. But he’ll presumably want to have a nice place to “get his kid on” when he comes to visit his dad on the weekends.
Barron is probably looking for a swing set that is more technologically sophisticated than what the Obamas were offering. Trump touted his young son’s technological prowess during one of the president debates against Hillary Clinton.
“I have a son. He’s 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it’s unbelievable,” Trump said of his tech-savvy wunderkind.
President-elect Trump will have free reign to construct a classy, elegant child fortress in his new backyard, but he won’t be able to do anything about Michelle Obama’s vegetable garden.
The outgoing First Lady has already taken steps to ensure that her garden become a permanent fixture on the White House property for future presidents to enjoy—or use as a quiet place to practice their golf swings.
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