The Trump administration is looking to build a new office building in Hawaii and a new satellite facility in Virginia, according to a report by Politico.
Politico’s Byron Tau said Trump’s transition team is considering building a massive new building in Waikiki and building a satellite facility near Virginia, while also looking to lease land in Utah for an undisclosed number of high-paying jobs.
The Washington Post’s Paul Kane reported that the Trump team is also considering leasing the property in Utah, a state with a history of spying on U.S. citizens.
Tau also noted that the transition team would likely need a “tremendous amount of money” to complete the new buildings.
The move would give Trump and his transition team a “huge piece of land that they’ve long wanted” and give them the space to build their administration offices.
“There is a lot of land available in Utah,” Trump said in a May 17 interview with The Associated Press.
“The question is, do we want to take the land and build it, or do we use it?
You can build a building, but I’m a real estate person, and you want to use the land to build.”
In the May 17 AP interview, Trump said he wanted to “do it quickly” in order to have “the right kind of building.”
“I’ve never been a big fan of big buildings,” Trump told the AP.
“But, if I have the right kind, I think it would be good for us.”
In May, Trump reportedly offered to build the new Trump National Golf Club in Waikele, Utah, and said he would also build the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Honolulu.
The White House press office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.