November 23, 2016

Trump's residence plan will cost NYC a million dollars a day

Alternet - It’s costing the city of New York more than $1 million a day to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family, according to a report by CNN Money.

Those funds, provided by hard-working, taxpaying New Yorkers—a group that does not include Trump, who reportedly hasn’t paid at least federal income taxes in decades—are mostly used to provide a 24-hour police presence in and around Trump Tower. The city will have to keep coming up with that money after the inauguration, because Trump’s wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron have announced they will keep living there at least until the end of the school year.

Those costs could drain New York City for up to four years, if Trump makes Trump Tower a part-time home for his entire term. Trump has talked to “advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House,” according to the New York Times. “He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can.” Trump voters said they wanted an anti-establishment, anti-coastal-elite and somehow voted for a New York City billionaire who can’t bear to be parted from his $100 million gilded penthouse.

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