The same is expected when Trump visits his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida as he and his family are doing for the Thanksgiving weekend. Similarly, it cost roughly $2 million a year for the U.S. Coast Guard to station boats off the coast of George H. W. Bush’s Kennebunkport, Maine estate during his presidency.
And when President Barack Obama spent summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard and his annual Christmas vacation to Hawaii, his security detail rented private homes and hotel rooms and set up land and sea perimeters over the short stay.
But several commercial floors are currently vacant, sources said. The Secret Service is eyeing two contiguous floors for over 250 agents and cops, sources said.
The federal agency and the NYPD plan to run a 24/7 command post out of the space that would be housed at least 40 floors below Trump’s $90 million penthouse triplex, where wife Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron
The Secret Service is in negotiations with the Trump Organization to take over two vacant floors in the gilded 68-story Fifth Avenue tower, law enforcement sources told The Post.