NY Mayor Asks US Gov for $35M Reimbursement Because Trump Won’t Leave His Tower
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio the US government to pay the over $35 million dollars it will cost the city to protect President elect Donald Trump and his Trump Tower.
So far, it has cost taxpayers of NY about $500,000 per day and the debt is mounting. Previous estimations of the costs incurred while Trump and his family remain in NY were tallied at $1 million a day.
Blasio plans to send letters to President Obama and the Congress, asking for the US government to “formally initiate” the repayment process for services rendered, and continue those payments until the debt is satisfied – understanding that with each passing day, that debt grows.
James O’Neill, commissioner for the New York police department (NYPD) explained that there is no plan on how “the federal government will approach security costs in New York after Trump is president.”
Overtime for off-duty police security working with the Secret Service has caused an expensive problem that will continue long after Trump moves into the White House because Melania and his youngest son Barron will remain on in NY for at least a year.
The president elect is already making a profit from his new job because of Melania and Barron remaining in NY. The Secret Service has reportedly begun negotiations with Trump Tower to rent out 2 floors to set up a command post after Inauguration Day.
For those 2 floors, the US taxpayers will have to spend upwards of $3 million per month based on current rates at Trump Tower.
New Yorkers are quite pissed off with the First Family for staying on in their city. Business owners have seen a sharp drop in revenue “because of clogged sidewalks and closed streets” that make pedestrians frustrated because of the “complete nightmare” Trump has caused.
Sales have plunged by 20% for some restaurants because “pedestrian foot traffic is down tremendously” due to the barricades and increased security surrounding Trump Tower at 56th Street and Fifth Avenue in the heart of the city.