I'm going to admit that I'm really not a fan of Donald Trump. So I had a little chuckle today when I read that the White House asked for a loan of a Van Gogh painting from the Guggenheim Museum, but the museum turned them down and offered this gold toilet instead. (I'm sure Donald Trump already has a gold toilet actually.)
Here's a short article from the Guardian newspaper that you can read about it. Apparently this was a real toilet that visitors could use during the exhibition - I guess most people don't have a gold toilet at home.
chuckle - a little laugh
a loan - something you borrow (often money)
to turn sb / sth down - to refuse somebody or something
Do you want to improve your English in 2018? Well choose one of these resolutions:
I promise you, if you choose even only one of these resolutions, your English will be so much better at the end of 2018.
a blast from the past - something very nostalgic
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