President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he will be moving his cabinet to the extreme right of the Oval Office. Speaking on ABC News, Mr Trump said: “When I met with President Obama the other day, he showed me around the White House. I noticed that an expensive mahogany cabinet was prominently placed in the centre of the room. I have decided that it should be moved more to the right.”
He denied that he was moving the cabinet from its prominent position because of its colour. President Obama, he said, would be moving out of the White House just before the inauguration.
Mr Trump went on to echo his predecessor President Richard Nixon, when he said: “There will be no white wash at the White House.”
Mr Trump is 70.
A rooftop protest has brought chaos to many of UK prisons this afternoon.
The protest started when members of the Prison Officers Association (POA) downed tools and assembled on the roof of Wormwood Scrubs Prison (above) in West London in the latest action for better working conditions.
Convicted murderer Sam “Chopper” Bloggs, 36, said: “This is a diabolical liberty – if you can use the term liberty in a place like this. The guards just stopped work at 2.00pm at the end of their shift and no one replaced them. I am living in fear. Anything could happen.”
Thirty-year-old Tom “Fingers” Thumb said: “I’m doing a ten stretch for house-breaking. How can I feel safe with all my valuables in my cell if the doors are left open and we have no guards keeping law and order. I mean, this place is full of thieves.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the House of Commons this afternoon that all that could be done was being done.
“All that can be done is being done,” she told a crowded Commons.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Theresa May said on a visit to Washington to the White House from the outside gate of the Presidential home: “We will not give in to blackmail. These prison officers can stay out on the roof for all I care. They are behaving like a bunch of common criminals.”