Donald Trumpâ€™s Oval Office â€˜secret doorâ€™ leaves Twitter users stumped â€“ but thereâ€™s an obvious reason for it
The Sun Reported that Â observers couldn’t get their heads around the ‘hidden’ passageway with wallpaper and wooden panelling
DONALD Trumpâ€™s landmark meeting with Theresa May was overshadowed by speculation and intrigue â€” over a â€˜SECRETâ€™ DOOR.
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.
But some observersâ€™ attentions were drawn not to Mrs Mayâ€™s vibrant red dress, or to Trumpâ€™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: â€œCall me paranoid but I *think* thereâ€™s a secret door to the left of Trumpâ€¦â€
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: â€œI can see the secret door. Itâ€™s rubbishâ€.
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.
â€œThat secret door to Trumpâ€™s left screams â€˜Not now Cato!!â€ to meâ€, he wrote.
â€œI have never felt Burt Kwoukâ€™s passing so muchâ€.
But the so-called â€˜secret doorâ€™ 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: â€œThe Oval Office has two major doors, three windows and two more window/doors and the two concealed doors.
â€œThere was simply a lot going on and including two more elaborate doors would have spoiled the clarity of the design.â€
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 â€œa fantastic thing for the United Kingdomâ€ andÂ 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 forÂ the â€˜special relationshipâ€™.
â€œI am honoured to have Prime Minister Theresa May here fur our first official visit from a foreign leaderâ€ he told journalists.
The relationship between America and the UK had â€œnever been strongerâ€, he continued, adding: â€œGreat days lie ahead,â€ he added.
The US leader also said he was â€œ100% behind Natoâ€ â€“ a comment which will be welcomed by the Prime Minister and Baltic states worried about Russian aggression.