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NYC Lowers Cost Estimate for Presidential Protection, Asks for $24 Million

The initial estimate for security-related costs was $35 million

Bill de Blasio
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What to Know

  • Mayor de Blasio initially said he would ask the government for $35 million in security-related costs
  • If Trump is in New York City, the police department puts the estimate at $308,000 a day; if not, it costs up to $146,000
  • Trump has not returned to the city since the inauguration

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. 

Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill has written to New York's congressional delegation to seek reimbursement. 

He says it cost about $24 million to guard the Trumps and Trump Tower during the 2½ months between Election Day and Inauguration Day. 

The original estimate was $35 million. 

When the president is not in New York City, the department estimates that it costs $127,000 to $146,000 a day to protect the first lady and their son. 

If Trump is in New York City, the police department puts the estimate at $308,000 a day. 

The New York Times notes that Trump has not yet returned to the city since his inauguration.

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