Work begins on White House renovations

Work begins on White House renovations
Posted at 4:12 PM, Aug 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-06 13:01:50-04

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The White House is getting a makeover while President Donald Trump is out of Washington.

Construction crews got to work as soon as he left for Bedminster, NJ, on Friday.

The executive mansion is overdue for a major upgrade. It has not had a major renovation since the 1940s.

There have been reports of leaky roofs, fly infestations and a foul odor in the building.

White House staffers will work out of a building next door until the renovations are done.

Trump is returning from Bedminster after 17 days. He posted on Twitter that it is not a vacation, but he was seen in golf attire Saturday and Sunday.

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