Secret Service moves out of Trump Tower after lease dispute with Trump’s company


You would think that maybe the Trump Organization would be willing to maybe give a bit of a price break to the team of top agents tasked with keeping Donald Trump and his family safe. You would be wrong.

The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions. […]

[I]n early July, the post was relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk, more than 50 floors below, a distance that some security experts worry could hamper the agency that protects the president’s home and family.

According to the Washington Post, one of the sticking points was … the price. So at least for now, the Secret Service will be protecting Donald Trump and his golden ceilings and golden toilets from the less luxurious confines of “a trailer on the sidewalk.”

The good news is that of all the properties Donald Trump has regularly visited since the inauguration, his New York tower hasn’t been a favored destination. Even when Melania was still living there, Donald himself spent his weekends either at Mar-a-Lago or one of his other properties—so this isn’t likely to affect the personal security of the First Family much, if at all.

Now, I am no Fabulously Wealthy Super-Important Guy, but I would think that if there were any group of people on this planet I would maybe want to give a special coupon discount to, when it came time to draft up leases for a bit of office space, it would be the agency dedicated to Keeping Me Personally From Being Attacked By Terrorists. I suppose that is what separates the rich from mere plebeians like us. You aren’t truly a player in capitalism unless you’re squeezing even your own protection team for a few extra bucks.

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