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Who should pay for Donald Trump's extra security in New York?
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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio sent a $35 million bill to the White House, asking the federal government to pay the cost of securing Trump Tower for President-elect Donald Trump through inauguration. Congress countered with a $7 million funding bill. With Melania and Barron Trump staying in Manhattan after inauguration, protecting the president and his family will cost New Yorkers over $2 million per day. But who should foot the bill—the federal government or New York taxpayers? Vote below!

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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio sent a politely-worded bill to the White House asking for the federal government to help pay the mounting costs attached to protecting President-elect Trump. That includes paying police officers overtime, closing down streets for travel, installing extra security, etc. Secret Service agents are even being billed now as a "hot new amenity" for prospective Trump Tower residents. While a boon for real estate agents, Trump's Midtown residence creates real headaches for New Yorkers:

“Locating a residence within New York City that requires ongoing Presidential-level security presents unprecedented law enforcement concerns. Trump Tower is located in the heart of a prime commercial area in Manhattan,” the mayor wrote. “It is a high-density neighborhood and street traffic easily obstructs pathways to and from the building making it profoundly challenging for the NYPD to establish a secure perimeter.”

Most New Yorkers did not vote for Trump, so why should they have to shoulder the cost for his security expenses?

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Look, this is the president we're talking about. His safety is paramount to national security. And who wants to pull a young child out of school, who is an innocent bystander, just because it might save you a few dollars? Plus, the GOP passed a substantial funding bill to help pay for any law enforcement overtime:

The bill designates $7 million for overtime paid by state and local law enforcement agencies to protect Trump from Nov. 9 through his inauguration on Jan. 20. The money can only go toward overtime pay for officers maintaining security for Trump.

Local areas shouldering security costs for visiting presidents has been the case no matter who is living in the White House, whether it's extra security for President Obama in Hawaii or President George W. Bush's ranch in Texas. Where was this outrage when Joe Biden charged the Secret Service rent to maintain his security for multiple residences?

This is just a bunch of sour grapes. Pay up, New Yorkers. You can afford it, more than most cities.

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Like any political issue, the debate over who should pay for Trump's security costs has become totally partisan.

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Who should pay for Donald Trump's extra security in New York?
A festive crown for the winner
#BillTheFeds
#NewYorkersShouldPay