With Trump’s wife Melania and their son Barron not moving the White House and staying behind in New York City through the Spring, the Secret service is being forced to make an unprecedented move, and Donald Trump will profit from it.
In the latest developments involving Donal Trump’s conflict of interest, the Secret Service is being forced to rent a floor at Trump Tower to protect Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday.
According to Jared Horowitz, who is responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available to rent will cost about $1.5 million a year.
The law enforcement official says this kind of planning is typical for the Secret Service after every election but “what is unprecedented is that the building is owned by the Trump Corporation so the USSS would be renting the space from Trump’s company for protecting him and his family.”
New York City Police Department would also be a part of the security detail, mostly being used to secure the streets around the building. A separate law enforcement official said the number of NYPD cops protecting Trump Tower could grow to 300 at a cost of about $1 million a day. The official saying a separate command might be needed just to focus on security for the future President.
Ron Kessler, an expert on the US Secret Service, says it is “unusual” for the Secret Service to have these kinds of costs. “It is unordinary is that the President-Elect lives on 5th Avenue.” But the Trump team says it may actually “save the government money” because without renting space agents working to protect the President-elect could be staying in hotels. By renting at Trump Tower they can live in the building during the Trump presidency.
The USSS declined to comment on security precautions being taken for Trump and his family. The New York Post first reported that the USSS was eying two floors at Trump Tower to provide security for the President-elect and his family.
As you can see, Trump’s security will cost taxpayers more money than any other president in history, and somehow, he will be profit from it!
This underscores voter’s concerns that Donald Trump has zero intentions of separating his private businesses and personal interests from the public office into which he will soon step.