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Donald Trump's "wall of shame" revealed: Office features sad photos of failed rivals Scott Walker & Rick Perry

The Donald is reveling in his rivals' demise


Sophia Tesfaye
October 7, 2015 10:37PM (UTC)

Embarrassing his rivals is not a hobby Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump only reserves for the campaign trail or his Twitter account. The billionaire real-estate mogul also likes to humiliate his opponents even after they've left the campaign trail, reserving a "wall of shame" in his Trump Tower campaign headquarters, from which the sad faces of failed Republican presidential hopefuls Rick Perry and Scott Walker look down.

In a new Washington Post profile, Trump offers a tour of his 26th-floor personal office in Trump Tower to show off his countless magazine covers and various mementos and awards. While Trump's personal office overlooks a leafy Central Park and is decorated much in that gaudy Trump gold trim style you'd expect, it turns out that the makeshift Trump campaign headquarters on the fifth floor actually shows off Trump's personality more:

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The main room is a showcase for Trump’s penchant for boastful teasing: a “wall of shame” features downcast photos of the two candidates who have dropped out, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Texas governor Rick Perry. It also highlights his proclaimed frugality, as aides work at plastic picnic tables and sit on folding chairs.

In Trump's world, Perry and Walker may be gone but they'll never be forgotten, ominously mounted to stare down at about a dozen aides working out of an industrial space on folding chairs -- helping the Trump campaign march on while the one-time frontrunners (Perry briefly during the 2012 primary and Walker before he announced this summer) sulk in perpetuity.

What a sight to behold.


Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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