Trump tells White House visitors Obama 'watched basketball all day' in dining room: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden heading to Kansas City to promote infrastructure package Trump calls Milley a 'f---ing idiot' over Afghanistan withdrawal First rally for far-right French candidate Zemmour prompts protests, violence MORE has reportedly told White House visitors that his predecessor sat in the Oval Office's private dining room and “watched basketball all day.”

“He just sat in here and watched basketball all day,” Trump reportedly said of former President Obama, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing unnamed White House officials.


Trump has told guests that the dining room was in “rough shape” when he moved in and had a hole in the wall, according to the Post.

An Obama official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, disputed Trump’s alleged remark, telling the Post that Obama rarely used the dining room for work and did not watch basketball in the room. The official also said there was not a hole in the wall.

The Post also cited a new book from former White House aide Cliff Sims, who wrote that Trump often takes guests around the lesser-seen areas of the West Wing and frequently makes comments about former President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Citing interviews with almost a dozen sources, including White House aides and visitors, the Post reported that Trump has given impromptu tours to hundreds of friends, lawmakers and others, showing them locations like the Lincoln Bedroom and the Oval Office.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the Post that Trump is “proud of the White House and its rich history.”

Trump shows off photos, historical documents, art and renovations done to the White House since he took office, but has also complained about some of the bathrooms and offices, as well as a fly problem, according to the Post.

Before moving in, Trump reportedly criticized the appearance of the White House, calling it a “real dump” compared to his New Jersey golf club. He denied making the remark.