Secret Service may be setting up shop in Trump Tower

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Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is presenting the Secret Service some unique challenges.

"The Secret Service is looking at at least one floor inside Trump Tower to basically set up a command post. Now, we spoke to a person responsible for renting out these floors, and we're told that one floor would cost around $1.5 million a year," Pamela Brown said on CNN.

The Secret Service reportedly might take over two floors of Trump Tower for security purposes. That would be $3 million per year, which isn't much when you consider Trump's current New York City security detail costs around $1 million per day, according to city officials.

For some context, the Secret Service reportedly pays Vice President Joe Biden $2,200 a month to rent a cottage next to his Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Protesters, supporters and more at the Trump Tower residence:

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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) departs Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Vice president-elect Mike Pence departs Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg speaks to the media in the lobby of Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Steven Mnuchin, national finance chairman for Republican president-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A worker yawns as the elevator doors close in the lobby of Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Sons Eric Trump (L) and Donald Trump Jr go down escalators outside offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Communications adviser Jason Miller arrives at the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) arrives in the lobby of Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A woman watches U.S. President Barack Obama on a TV in Trump Bar in the lobby of Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Women wearing Make America Great Again hats sit at a table at Trump Bar at the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway arrives at the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon departs the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. on November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo
A cardboard sign is seen posted across from Trump Tower in New York U.S., November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Republican President-elect Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S., November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Filmmaker Michael Moore leaves a note for the Republican president-elect Donald Trump as he visits Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Workers joke inside Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Nigel Farage, leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), arrives at Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Campaign Communications Director Hope Hicks departs the offices of Republican president-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani leaves the offices of Republican President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S., November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
NYPD officers pose for pictures inside Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Secret Service agents ride down an escalator at Trump Tower after the election selected Republican president-elect Donald Trump in New York, New York, U.S. November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A supporter of Republican president-elect Donald Trump visits Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
Son of Republican President-elect Donald Trump Eric Trump arrives at Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S., November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
A U.S. secret service agent looks on, inside Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
A doorman stands outside an elevator in the lobby of Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, New York, U.S. November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
U.S. secret service agents patrols inside Republican president-elect Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York, U.S. November 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
New York Police Department (NYPD) officers stand guard outside Trump Tower during a protest against president-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Bria Webb
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But because Trump's children are running his business and Trump Tower is part of that business, taxpayers would be giving Trump's children money to protect Trump and his family.

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The lease could be necessary because Trump's wife Melania and son Barron are planning to stay in Trump Tower through the end of Barron's school year instead of moving with Trump to Washington, D.C.

The White House has plenty of security measures in place that would be next to impossible to add onto a Manhattan skyscraper.

Trump's transition is run out of Trump Tower, and that's been a major headache for New Yorkers. Security had to cordon off the block outside, creating a serious traffic problem.

Getting the space in Trump Tower shouldn't be a problem. Owners are reportedly fleeing the luxury housing spot because of the hassle caused by Trump's campaign and subsequent election.

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