Trump Wonders Why George Washington Didn’t Name Mt. Vernon After Himself

Trump: Washington should have named Mount Vernon after himself

President Donald Trump reportedly criticized George Washington during a 2018 visit to Mount Vernon for not naming the estate after himself.

The president, who was visiting Mount Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron, was on a tour with Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn, who pointed out that the USA capital is named after Washington.

A spokesperson for Mount Vernon declined to comment on the article.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron pose in front of Mount Vernon, on April 23, 2018.

"If he was smart, he [Washington] would've put his name on it", Trump quipped, according to sources.

"You've got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you", Trump reportedly added after learning that Washington was one of the major real-estate movers and shakers of his era.

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In an attempt to capture Trump's attention on the 45-minute tour, Bradburn, who was leading the tour and later described is as "truly freakish", honed in on a subject the 45th president could appreciate - real estate.

Bradburn had a hard time keeping Trump's interest throughout the tour and tried to hold his attention by pointing out that Washington was a wealthy real estate titan just like Trump.

When the guide spoke about Washington's wealth and real estate dealings, "that is what Trump was really the most excited about", a person familiar with the tour told Politico.

The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

A source alleged that Trump asked if Washington was "really rich". But three sources briefed on the exchange told Politico that Trump didn't seem too impressed.

Trump did find one thing he liked at Mount Vernon - the bed where Washington died of a throat infection in 1799.

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