Donald Trump costs New York City $1 million per day

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President-elect Donald Trump costs the city of New York $1 million a day in police protection, according to several city officials, CNN reported on Monday — and those costs to his hometown may not drop anytime soon.

As CNN reported, "every president is required to have local law enforcement protection when they return home during their terms," but security for Trump is extra costly because he lives in the heart of the most populous U.S. city.

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Bound for the rigors of business school in the future, Donald Trump received discipline at an early age by attending a military academy. There, he reportedly excelled in extracurricular activities such as being the Honor Cadet.

Donald Trump in the New York Military Academy's 1964 yearbook

Source: Classmates

Trump also enjoys tennis — he even played a round, wearing his traditional suit, against the legendary Serena Williams.

Developer Donald Trump talks with his former wife Ivana Trump during the men's final at the U.S. Open September 7, 1997. REUTERS/File Photo 

Being the entertaining host, Trump also spared no expense in providing a spectacular show for friends and family.

 Developer and multi-millionaire Donald Trump (R) watches as ex-wife Marla Maples gets a kiss from Earl Sinclair of TV's 'Dinosaurs' during lunch at the Trump Plaza Hotel November 2, 1992. REUTERS/Henry Ray Abrams

As a self-proclaimed family man, Trump attended many public events and television shows with his family, even before his current campaign.

 Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump attend U.S. Open Tennis Tournament on August 30, 1991 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Source: Oprah

Trump first started showing signs of interest for a possible bid for the US presidency with the formation of a presidential exploratory committee ahead of the 2000 election.

Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump (R) talks with host Larry King after taping a segment of King's CNN talk show, in New York October 7. Reuters

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In 2005, Donald Trump married fashion designer and model Melania Trump.

Real estate magnate Donald Trump (L) and Melania Trump leave Hollinger International's annual meeting at the Metropolitan Club in New York on May 22, 2003.

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Source: PolitiFact

As no stranger to the political process, Donald Trump was even acquainted with members of the judicial branch.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (L), serving as the grand marshal for the Daytona 500, speaks to Donald Trump  on the starting grid at the Daytona International Speedway February 14. JLS/ELD

Trump famously launched his presidential campaign in June 2015 by coming down an escalator in Trump Tower. Since then, he has weathered waves of controversy to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

 (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Trump made his final appeal to voters in swing-states as the contentious campaign drew to a close.

 Donald Trump speaks at a rally at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH, on Nov. 7, 2016, the night before election day. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

President-elect Trump at his election night party at the Hilton Hotel in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Republican president-elect Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during his election night event. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Trump's children and grandchildren are also receiving official protection, and, with his wife Melania and young son Barron planning on staying in New York at least until the end of the school year, costs will likely remain high.

Trump himself has indicated he might prefer to work from New York City as much as possible, which would be a "substantial undertaking" for city law enforcement, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference Friday.

Donald Trump costs New York City $1 million per day

Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference outside Trump Tower

Source: Mark Lennihan/AP

"The number one imperative here is safety and security. We owe that to the president elect, his family and his team," de Blasio said on Friday, according to CNN. "We have never had a situation where a POTUS (president of the United States) would be here on such a regular basis .... The details of his future plans are unknown, but we certainly know over these next 65 days he will be here regularly. The NYPD is up to the challenge and the city of New York is up to the challenge, I have no doubt about that."

The millions of dollars that Trump will cost the city of New York are — as CNN's Andrew Kaczynski pointed out on Twitter on Monday — more than a little ironic considering Trump regularly critiqued the cost of President Obama's official travel and protection.

American taxpayers more broadly might shoulder the costs: While speaking to reporters on Friday, de Blasio said that New York City will look to the federal government "on reimbursement for the NYPD for some of the costs that we are incurring," including the costs of extra police overtime.

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