Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Mayor de Blasio praises budget deal that will reimburse NYC for Trump Tower security

May 1, 2017
In The News

It costs between $127,000 and $146,000 a day for the NYPD to protect Trump’s family — his wife and son have continued to reside in New York — when the president is not in town. When Trump is here, it costs the NYPD about $308,000 a day, the city says.

Trump — who has spent most of his weekends traveling to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida — will make his first trip back to New York as president Thursday, when he’ll give a speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the West Side.

On Friday, Trump said he hadn’t back to the city since becoming President because he feels “guilty” about the cost.

“Going back is very expensive for the country because they close up Fifth Avenue and they close up 56th Street,” he told Fox News.

(NY Daily News)