The NYPD says it costs $500,000 a day to pay for close to 200 police officers in and around Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. That could rise to as much as $183 million annually.
“We all know that it is a national responsibility of the federal government to protect the President. And that’s as it should be,” Schumer said at a press conference at his Midtown office. “But right now, New York City taxpayers are paying a huge amount of money to protect the President and the Trump Tower.”
“This is his responsibility and I hope the President will step up to the plate,” he said.
The de Blasio administration is hopeful the exploding tab will be picked up the feds.
“We continue to calculate all costs the City will incur to keep Trump Tower secure during the Trump presidency,” said de Blasio’s spokesman Austin Finan. “Communication with Congress and the White House is ongoing and we remain committed to seeking full reimbursement.”
Palm Beach County officials say the weekend visits cost the Sheriff’s Office an estimated $60,000 a day for police overtime.
Trump’s three trips in the past three weeks to his so-called “Winter White House” have driven costs up to an estimated half-million dollars, according to Palm Beach authorities.
“We are overwhelmed right now,” Kirk Blouin, the town’s director of public safety, told the Sun-Sentinel.
“This is a whole new situation for us,” he added.
Trump is scheduled to stay at Mar-a-Lago — where he doubled the membership fee to $200,000 after the election — over the entire Presidents’ Day weekend.
All told, Trump and his family are on pace to far exceed federal security costs tallied by the Obama administration, according to The Washington Post.
The travels of former President Barack Obama’s family cost an estimated $97 million during his entire tenure, according to Judicial Watch, a conservative group that detailed expenses tied to those trips through Freedom of Information Act requests.
Trump is on course to tally hundreds of millions in similar expenses. Some of that money is slated to go toward protecting his four adult children.
That includes Eric Trump, who recently visited the Dominican Republic to discuss a branding deal tied to a beachfront luxury resort.
The licensing project — with the wealthy Hazoury family — had gone sour after the 2008 financial meltdown.
The Trump Organization has vowed to stay away from any new foreign deals during his term in office.
But the deal was never dead even though it remained dormant for more than a decade, according to the organization’s general counsel, Alan Garten.
That’s not the brothers’ only globetrotting trip.
On Saturday, Eric and his brother, Donald Trump Jr., opened a family branded golf course in Dubai.
Secret Service hotel bills for the visit have already gone past $16,000, The Washington Post reported.
As for New York, Obama came to the Big Apple four times at a cost of $4.1 million in fiscal year 2016, according to the city’s Independent Budget Office.
After Obama was elected, the Chicago Police Department paid $2.2 million to protect his Kenwood home between Election Day and the following April, according to documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune.
At least $1.5 million of that was reimbursed by the feds.