Donald Trump Is Going to Make Money off the Secret Service Detail Assigned to Protect Him

Donald Trump, the landlord, is going to be making money from taxpayers assigned to protect Donald Trump, the president-elect.

According to a report from The New York Post on Thursday, the Secret Service is in talks with the Trump Organization about renting two vacant floors of the 68-story Trump Tower. In order to protect the president-elect and his family, they will need to work with the NYPD to operate a command post containing more than 250 agents and police officers. Those two floors could cost more than $3 million each year.

As The New York Post reported on Tuesday, the vacant 17th floor of Trump Tower is priced at $105 per square foot, which would value it at $1.5 million a year. It includes six large south-facing outdoor terraces, private elevators, and polished concrete floors. Similarly, the 15th floor — which served as a headquarters for the Trump campaign — could be available, with the Federal Election Commission estimating that the campaign paid $169,000 a month on utilities alone while there.

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