Officials launch petition to have federal government pay for Trump Tower security, not New Yorkers

It has been estimated that securing Trump Tower could cost New York City taxpayers $1 million a day.

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick won’t have New York City shafted with the bill for“White House North.” The pair havelaunched a petitiondemanding that the federal government pony up whatever cash is needed to keep Trump Tower secureduring the president-elect’s term of office.As 6sqft previously reported, Trumphopes to spend weekends and even some weeknightsat the Midtown towerover the next four years, particularly as wifeMelania will stay putuntil sonBarron finishes school—and more simplybecause Trump likes waking up in his own bed. It has been estimated that turning Trump Tower into a24/7 armed fortresswillcost New York City taxpayers $1 million a day,and the total bill overthe president-elect’sfour-year term could swellbeyond $1 billion.


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