Donald Trump has already notified his advisors that he plans to alternate back and forth between Trump Tower, the White House and his Florida Mar-A-Lago estate. According to CNN, the cost of protecting Donald Trump in New York City is already topping $1 MILLION PER DAY:
Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials.
That expense won't be going down anytime soon:
That's because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan, at least until the end of the school year. And Donald Trump has indicated he plans to return home regularly, especially while they're still here.
Adding to the expense is the cost of police assigned to Trump's adult children and his grandchildren, who are also receiving Secret Service protection, John Miller, NYPD's deputy commissioner of intelligence & counterterrorism, told WCBS Monday. All of them live in the city, and all are entitled to receive Secret Service protection.
Aside from endless street closures for the Trump motorcades, New Yorkers are going to be stuck with a large part of that bill:
The city has sought and received reimbursement for protecting world leaders in the past, such as when heads of state visit the United Nations, de Blasio said. City records show it received $26 million in reimbursements for such expenses in the 12 months ending June 30, or about $500,000 a week. But the fact that the city will need to protect Trump on an ongoing basis is unprecedented, de Blasio said.
"This makes [previous protection efforts] look quite small obviously," he said. "We'll have to establish a new set of ground rules."
Read more about how the Trump security plan is already hitting every day New Yorkers in the pocketbook. From street vendors to the Port Authority.