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Monday, November 21, 2016

Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials.
And those costs won't necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. 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. Every president is required to have local law enforcement protection when they return home during their terms. But protecting Trump in New York City is particularly costly, given that he lives in the most densely-populated neighborhood of the nation's biggest city.

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Will all the righties who cried about Obama flying to Hawaii give a ----?

The smart money is on not.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-21 07:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

726, so should Trump family members not be protected?

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-21 08:00 PM | Reply

Maintaining his residence in NYC while in office is a waste of money.

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-21 08:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Maintaining his residence in NYC while in office is a waste of money."

Not a waste of his money, so why should he care?

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2016-11-21 08:15 PM | Reply

Bush maintained his residence while serving as POTUS. Pretty sure Obama did too.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-21 08:19 PM | Reply

This is a crap story.

#8 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2016-11-21 08:26 PM | Reply

[...] His family is going to stay here until Barron finishes the school year at least. Between now and then that's over $200M, but it's not your money; why should you care?

#9 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2016-11-21 08:29 PM | Reply

That number may be a tad bit inflated. The average patrolman in NYC makes 235.00 per day. So you can hire 4235 cops and pay the 235.00 per day. I dont believe they have 4000 cops guarding him.

#10 | Posted by mdog1 at 2016-11-21 08:32 PM | Reply

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2016-11-21 08:24 PM | Reply | Flag

It will be worse because RCADE won't be supplying any milk and cookies.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-21 08:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Obama's vacations cost a fortune, especially when he and Michelle travelled separately. Protecting the president is expensive.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-21 08:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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...like spending all day in a preschool with crying toddlers.

You should feel right at home. :-)

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-11-21 08:46 PM | Reply

Obama's vacations cost a fortune, especially when he and Michelle travelled separately. Protecting the president is expensive.

Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-21 08:42 PM | Reply

Not nearly as much as Dubya.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-21 08:47 PM | Reply

Poor New York.

#15 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2016-11-21 09:21 PM | Reply

That is $1.5 BILLION over 4 years. Fiscal conservatives: ---- you.

#16 | Posted by MarcNBarrett at 2016-11-21 10:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The butthurt continues into week three. Thanksgiving will be a bitter affair with frequent outbursts.

#18 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2016-11-21 11:07 PM | Reply

That's actually pretty cheap compared to the average vacation with Michelle and the kids.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2016-11-21 11:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"That's actually pretty cheap compared to the average vacation with Michelle and the kids."

It stands to reason that when the Trumps themselves go on vacation, the cost will also go up. Duh.

#21 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-11-21 11:54 PM | Reply

They say no one is a hero in his hometown, and Trump certainly won't be if he doesn't move himself and his family to the WH and stay there, expect for an occasional vacation. Imagine if Obama had announced his wife and daughters were staying in Chicago and he would be returning there himself on weekends. He would have been called every name in the book, starting with traitor and uppity black, etc.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-11-22 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It stands to reason that when the Trumps themselves go on vacation, the cost will also go up. Duh.
#5 | POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

I could be wrong, but Trump won't go on vacation........

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2016-11-22 12:07 AM | Reply

Trump has been an entrepreneur working the private sector, I doubt he'll be taking as many vacations as the last several presidents.

#24 | Posted by visitor_ at 2016-11-22 12:10 AM | Reply

So, you think Trump is going to give up golfing for 4 years? What about his wife and son? Are they going to give up vacations too, or just go without him?

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2016-11-22 12:12 AM | Reply

Republicans were outraged how much golf Obama played. My bet is Trump will play at least twice as much and there will be not a word. Oh and I am happy when Obama or Trump take some time to do something they enjoy it makes them relaxed and able to make better dissensions.

#26 | Posted by THomewood at 2016-11-22 03:35 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

So, you think Trump is going to give up golfing for 4 years? What about his wife and son? Are they going to give up vacations too, or just go without him?

He's not going to go on vacation because he's never going to actually work. Of course he won't give up golfing.

#27 | Posted by DarkVader at 2016-11-22 07:32 AM | Reply

Bush maintained his residence while serving as POTUS. Pretty sure Obama did too.

Nice dodge. The issue is the expense of maintaining this one because of its location, obviously.

There's also the disruption to the area.

Trump's going to live like a king on the public dime and manage to enrich his businesses the whole time.

#28 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-22 08:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#Orangeprivilege

#29 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2016-11-22 09:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So let me get this straight. $7 Million for a 15 day Hawaii vacation for the Obamas was outrage worthy but $1 million a day EVERY DAY for Trump is not a problem.

Where's the part where it makes sense?

#30 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2016-11-22 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump has been a busy conman working the private sector, he'll undoubtedly be taking more vacations than the last several presidents.

FTFY - #24 | Posted by visitor_

#31 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2016-11-22 10:31 AM | Reply

Just raise taxes, it's the New York way.

#32 | Posted by homerj at 2016-11-22 06:56 PM | Reply

So the Trump brat (son of a "billionaire") ISN'T home schooled?????
Sounds like a BS excuse to me, but I'm sure the TrumpTards are falling for it.

#33 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2016-11-22 07:58 PM | Reply

Obama's vacations cost a fortune, especially when he and Michelle travelled separately. Protecting the president is expensive.

Posted by JeffJ at 2016-11-21 08:42 PM | Reply

Not nearly as much as Dubya.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-

time to give up this misleading and incomplete information......but we've been through all that before so let's mot waste time...

have a wonderful holiday old friend.....and one of us is REALLY OLD !!!.... lol

#34 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2016-11-23 01:57 PM | Reply

so just take HALF of the money the protesters are costing and put it towards protecting

DONALD JOHN TRUMP...the 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES....

what ? ME ? gloating....NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

lol

#35 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2016-11-23 01:58 PM | Reply

time to give up this misleading and incomplete information......but we've been through all that before so let's mot waste time...

have a wonderful holiday old friend.....and one of us is REALLY OLD !!!.... lol

Posted by afkabl2 at 2016-11-23 01:57 PM | Reply

First off you wouldn't know a fact even if it bit you on your tushy. Secondly you're so old they used leaves for diapering material when you was a baby.

#36 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-23 02:04 PM | Reply

Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials.
And those costs won't necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. That's because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan

The White House isn't good enough for the first lady of the evening.

#37 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2016-11-23 02:21 PM | Reply

"Every president is required to have local law enforcement protection when they return home during their terms."

I understand Secret Service providing protection, but local law enforcement?

Required - by law?? Must be State law, but I can't find it.

#38 | Posted by Petrous at 2016-11-23 02:48 PM | Reply

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