The Obama’s many lavish vacations cost the American taxpayers multiple millions of dollars.
We were outraged.
Prepare for the fleecing of the sheep from the Trump clan, as a new report reveals how costly it has become to protect the president-elect and his brood, even before he takes the White House.
CNN Money is confirming that protecting Trump, his children, and grandchildren is costing New York City $1 million a day.
John Miller, the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism, said adding to the cost were Trump’s children. Miller told WCBS that local police must also protect Trump’s adult children and grandchildren, all of whom live in New York City and are also entitled to Secret Service protection.
CNN Money said the Secret Service is primarily responsible for protecting the president-elect, but local law enforcement is charged with assisting the agency. The bill to protect Trump is also particularly costly because the Republican lives in the most densely populated neighborhood of America’s biggest city.
So is there a break when he takes over residence in the White House?
Nope. It will likely get more costly.
Melania Trump and their 10-year old son, Barron, will remain in New York.
Barricades have had to be set up outside Trump Tower. A block on 56th Street was required to be shut down, and the rerouted traffic has likely been a nightmare.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached out to the federal government, in order to ask them to chip in on the costs.
“This is a very substantial undertaking,” he told reporters. “We are particularly concerned about overtime costs, and we think it’s a very valid situation to turn to the federal government for the maximum possible reimbursement for those costs.
“We are devoted to making sure this city will keep moving. This is a big challenge and an unprecedented challenge, we know that, but we are committed to making it work.”
And with the nastiness that has erupted in major cities around the nation, led by coddled snowflakes who can’t accept the outcome of a really rotten election cycle, this family will need all the protection they can get.