The president-elect spent $150,000 to host his own inaugural ball last month at the St. John’s Hospital in Philadelphia.
That was part of a larger $140 million budget for Trump’s inauguration party.
In an interview with ABC News, Trump said the party was a success because it brought people together, and that it was an honor to be in the Oval Office with the president of the United States.
The ball included an outdoor bar, food trucks, and a VIP dinner.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the guests for the tremendous hospitality, the fantastic support,” Trump said.
“And of course, the St John’s staff is fantastic, they’re just wonderful people.
And you know, I’m very honored.”
The president had to put up with a long line at the door and the smell of alcohol that wafted from the party.
“They wanted me to take off my shoes, they wanted me in my own personal room, and they asked me if I wanted to go out with some friends,” Trump told ABC News.
“But I said, ‘I’m staying, and I’m staying with my wife and my daughter, and the kids are with me,'” Trump added.
He said he was “very happy” and would “probably be happy” if he could spend more money on his inauguration party and for his wife Melania to wear a gold earring, a necklace and earrings.
“Well, she’s got that for a reason,” Trump added, “so I’ll be doing that.”
In the interview, Trump also said he plans to spend another $150 to “get the wall built.”
Trump said he doesn’t know how long it will take, but that he will “probably” have it done before his inauguration in January.
“The wall is going to be finished very soon,” Trump promised.
“We have a great wall.
We have a beautiful wall.
The Mexican government paid for it.
I’m going to pay for it very soon.”
The Trump administration also released an executive order that directs the department of homeland security to “immediately begin work on the border wall.”
The order also directs the secretary of state to “develop a plan to expedite the construction of the wall by the end of February,” and directs that the department issue a report on the process by which the wall is built.
“As part of the executive order, I also directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to report to me on the status of the construction project, the number of new construction jobs created and the cost of the project, including a breakdown of each of the components of the cost,” the order reads.