Touring the Oval Office With President Trump

Inside the Oval office, Trump discusses the letter President Obama left behind for him.
8:12 | 01/26/17

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oval office. This is the oval office. This is truly one of the great spaces. And I bring people in from general motors and from Ford and the biggest people and I bring in the labor leaders and people that are in the labor movement. And they walk into this room and they just want to take it in. They could stand here for an hour just taking it in. Reporter: What moves you the most about this room? Just the history of it. The importance of it. What's happened here. I actually put some pictures up that I thought would be great. Some of the paintings that I thought would be really appropriate. George Washington. Alexander Hamilton. Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Andrew Jackson, who a lot of people they compare the campaign of trump with. The campaign of -- you have to go back to 1828, but there seems to be a comparison for, you know, certain obvious reasons, but -- Reporter: We're standing on Ronald Reagan's rug? This was Ronald Reagan's and you have a choice, when you come in. They have eight or nine carpets. They have different furniture. The desk is, uh -- Reporter: The resolute desk. Yes. Yes. It's the resolute desk. It's very nice, and it's interesting. This was given to me to get here, and Adams versus Jefferson, and this book, they say, this was the most vicious campaign ever fought for president until this. Reporter: Who gave this to you? Somebody. A combatant. And this was a letter given to me by president Obama. Reporter: We saw that image of him the final morning that he was here putting the letter on the desk. Which was -- I won't show it to you or read it to you. Just a beautiful letter. Reporter: Is there a line you can share that struck you most? There were numerous lines. So well-written. So thoughtful. So thoughtful. And the draw. It's a custom, but I doubt too many of them were written in thisanner. He -- as a matter of fact, I called him and thanked him for the thought that was put into it. Reporter: I have to say, I have looked at a lot of those presidential letters that they have left for the next president. That one looks a lot longer than the ones that I have seen. It was long, it was complex, it was thoughtful, and it took time to do it, and I appreciated it, and I called him and thanked him. Reporter: Was there something he said in that letter that surprised you? Well, I think, nothing that surprised me, but it was stated beautifully, and I'm representing a lot of people, and I'm carrying on a very important tradition. And just cdo a great job. He wants me to do a great job. He said something that was interesting to me. He said, if I thought your health care plan was going to be better than his plan, Obamacare, I would support it, and I believe he would. I believe he would. Reporter: What was that car ride like to the capitol? You got in the car with the president who was about to leave, and -- The amazing thing to me, and he may say differently, is that we -- I think we have sort of a great relationship, and yet it was a vicious campaign, and vicious things were said by him and by me about each other. I middle east I mean, he said, I would never represent the Republican party. Then I won. And I said vicious things about him. You talk about Jefferson and Adams. This was rough. Hillary had a great asset on her side. Him and Michelle, who is a phenomenal person, but Hillary had these two people that were really campaigning big league. In fact, I was going out and pla complaining about it. I was, like, not really fair, but to have that kind of vitriol. To have that kind of stuff going on, and then we're riding in a car together up Pennsylvania avenue, and I said to myself -- I said so him, this is a little weird, isn't it? We didn't discuss the negative. We discussed the future and the positive, and we really get along well. Again, he may say differently, but I don't think he would. We really got along well. Reporter: You bring up Hillary Clinton. You had her stand up in the hall and said some very kientd things about her. She fought hard. Reporter: Do you think America is done hear act investigations into Hillary Clinton? I just don't know. I hope so from my standpoint. I want to move onto the future. So I hope so. I don't know what the status of that is. I know it's a lot of very serious stuff, but I certainly hope so. Reporter: We have seen the amount of to action at this desk over the week. The Dow hit 20,000. I'm very proud of that. I'm very proud of that. The business community and labor community. One of them said it's the single greatest meeting I have ever had with anybody. The highlight of my life, and the Dow just hit 20,000. The first time in history. I'm very proud of that. Now we have to go up, up, up. Reporter: That's the challenge, Mr. President. That will be the challenge, but it's gone up a lot since I won. Don't forget, when I won people thought, oh, maybe we'll go down. But the business world doesn't think that. The business world knows me. They don't think that. And it was a steady climb, and now we just hit a record, and a number that's never been hit before. So I was very honored by that. Reporter: The president then takes us through the west wing to show us the photos they already have on the walls. These are some of the pictures that were taken. This is the swearing in, and the first dance with Melania. Here's the picture of the event. Here's a picture of the crowd. Now T audience was the biggest ever. But this crowd was massive. Look how far baz ck it goes. This was massive, and I would take your camera and take your time. Reporter: I want to ask you about this photo here. I saw this on inauguration day, and I saw you put your hand on president Obama's back there. On executive one, and no longer marine one. I saw you smiling. There is a warmth -- if you saw that picture, there is a warmth there, but that was an incredibly beautiful moment. And I have seen it over the years. I have seen the good and the bad, but the scene of that great machine turning on, and lifting off, it was really something special. Reporter: He points to an image of his daughter, ivanka, and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, now the senior adviser to the president. Is there any chance ivanka might have an office here in the white house? Right now, she is just Gettig getting settled, moved to Washington. Her husband, Jared, very smart. Reporter: He will have a role, and he is in office. He is in office. We'll see what happens. She is a special person. Reporter: You're not -- She has every quality you could have. I don't rule out anything. There's certainly a possibility, and Jared has been here and he is doing a great job. Reporter: Just before we leave, the president tells us, he wants to show us just one more image. One thing this shows is how far over they go here. Look how far this is. They go all the way down here. All the way down. You don't see that in the pictures. When you look at this tremendous sea of love -- I call it a sea of love. It's really something special. That all these people traveled from all parts of country. Maybe the world. All parts of country. Hard for them to get here, and many of these people were the forgotten men and women, All eyes are on Olay Ultimate Eye Cream.

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