Donald Trump’s Oval Office ‘secret door’ leaves Twitter users stumped – but there’s an obvious reason for it

The Sun Reported that  observers couldn’t get their heads around the ‘hidden’ passageway with wallpaper and wooden panelling

DONALD Trump’s landmark meeting with Theresa May was overshadowed by speculation and intrigue — over a ‘SECRET’ DOOR.

The Prime Minister was the first foreign leader to visit Donald Trump since he became President

Twitter went into meltdown as the first pictures emerged of the Prime Minister meeting Trump in the Oval Office, where the President had placed a bust of Winston Churchill.

Twitter users were baffled by what they thought was a ‘secret door’ behind Trump

This commentator thought the bust of Churchill might hold the key to unlocking the ‘secret’ door
This commentator thought the bust of Churchill might hold the key to unlocking the ‘secret’ door
Others really were convinced the door was meant to be completely hidden
Others really were convinced the door was meant to be completely hidden

But some observers’ attentions were drawn not to Mrs May’s vibrant red dress, or to Trump’s matching tie.

Instead people were left baffled by what appeared to be a secret door on the wall behind them.

One Twitter user, named only as Joe, wrote: “Call me paranoid but I *think* there’s a secret door to the left of Trump…”

Tonty Daal thought the door, which had wallpaper and white wooden panelling to match the rest of the room, did not blend in too effectively.

He said simply: “I can see the secret door. It’s rubbish”.

The door reminded Tim Hoy of the famous Pink Panther character Cato, played by the late Buth Kwouck, who would keep bumbling Inspector Clueso on his toes by jumping out of hidden nooks to attack him.

The door reminded this Twitter user of the Pink Panther character Cato

The door reminded this Twitter user of the Pink Panther character Cato

“That secret door to Trump’s left screams ‘Not now Cato!!” to me”, he wrote.

“I have never felt Burt Kwouk’s passing so much”.

But the so-called ‘secret door’ is actually no secret at all.

It was intentionally built to provide easy secondary access to other areas of the White House without putting in proper doors that may ruin the look of the famously round room.

David J Gill, an architect, said: “The Oval Office has two major doors, three windows and two more window/doors and the two concealed doors.

“There was simply a lot going on and including two more elaborate doors would have spoiled the clarity of the design.”

Tonty Daal thought it was a shoddy attempt at creating a secret passageway

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Tonty Daal thought it was a shoddy attempt at creating a secret passageway
Paul Lamb thought the door might be hiding some sort of sinister monster

Paul Lamb thought the door might be hiding some sort of sinister monster

The photo-op came before a historic joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May and Donald Trump addressing US and British media.

On relations with the UK, President Trump said that Brexit was going to be “a fantastic thing for the United Kingdom” and confirmed that the pair had talked about a future trade deal.

The meeting with Mrs May, who was the first foreign leader to visit the President since he was sworn in last week, was hailed by the leaders as marking a new dawn for the ‘special relationship’.

“I am honoured to have Prime Minister Theresa May here fur our first official visit from a foreign leader” he told journalists.

The relationship between America and the UK had “never been stronger”, he continued, adding: “Great days lie ahead,” he added.

The US leader also said he was “100% behind Nato” – a comment which will be welcomed by the Prime Minister and Baltic states worried about Russian aggression.

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