Cars in the White House are painted white, black and silver, and they’re ubiquitous across the West Wing, with several spots prominently displayed at the West Room.
But there’s also a lot of red, white and blue, with cars ranging in size from one to seven feet long, according to the Car Decal Advertising Association.
“You know, if you’re not going to use these for the White Houses and the State Departments, you’re going to want to avoid them,” said Michael Lomax, a former aide to President Donald Trump who is now a policy adviser at the CarDecal Alliance.
Lomak says he used to work for the Trump campaign and has not been back to the White and has never seen a car that was red, but he believes there’s a correlation between the color of the cars and the number of cars they are used on.
“If you look at the number one reason why people vote is because of the color, and I think there’s no question that the Trump Administration is heavily reliant on those cars,” he said.
Loma Linda University Professor and Car Decals Association CEO Greg Jones said it’s likely the cars are used to decorate rooms, but the practice may have started after the election.
“There is a sense of excitement about cars, especially when you look back at the Trump administration, and how they are, of course, a vehicle for political power, so I think that there’s an element of that,” Jones said.
He said he’s not sure how many cars have been used on the West Side of Manhattan, but believes the cars have come from other parts of the country.
“It’s just one of those things that is so random,” Jones added.
Lomas Law School professor David Strain believes there is a lot to be said for the use of color, particularly when it comes to decorating a place like the White house.
“The reason I don’t believe that cars have the same symbolic value as other items is that I think the symbolism of them is so different,” Strain said.
“I think the reason the cars were there in the first place is to help us remember that we are part of the same United States, so it is really hard to say that they have any value to the public.”
Strain says the color could be an advantage for the president, but that there may be a lot more symbolism to cars in a more positive context.
“People who want to go into a White House and use it are going to be a different sort of person.
They’re going be more likely to get the same kinds of people, the same kind of people who are going be the ones that can help them make that White House,” he added.
“And if they have to pay more to get access to the President, I think it’s a way to say, ‘I am going to pay to have access to this place and this President, so he will listen to us and will listen carefully.'”
A White House spokeswoman did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Car Decaling Association President and CEO Brian O’Donnell says the trend of white cars is not necessarily bad, but there are some who don’t want the white cars to become so commonplace.
“My concern is that if they’re going in to the Oval Office and they have a White house that’s going to look like a black house or a red house, they’re not necessarily going to get to the president,” O’Brien said.
However, he said, “I’m also concerned about a little bit of a negative backlash, where people are saying, ‘Oh, we’re all just white.
We don’t care what color they are.
We’re just going to wear that because it makes us feel better.'”
The White House is looking at making it easier for people to pay for their own car decaling and is currently working on a new car decaled system that will be available later this year, according a White and White House official.
“We’re going after people who have been the biggest pain in the ass to get cars decal and are also the biggest supporters of car decalling in the world,” O`Brien said, referring to car dealerships that are used for car dealers and others that are not.
“This is a very complicated issue and we’re going through it.”
A White and Black House spokesperson declined to comment.
In response to a request for comments, the Cardecal Alliance said they are aware of the concerns but that they do not want to “politicize” the issue.
“As an industry, we want to support the WhiteHouse,” the organization said in a statement.
“However, we recognize that car decallings are a personal choice and are not a policy directive.
Car decal is not an official White House decor, nor is it a WhiteHouse policy.”