How Donald Trump profits by keeping his home base in Trump Tower

On a holiday weekend featuring headlines about Donald Trump's profiting off of his impending presidency, one smaller example of those gains lies in Trump's own high-rise home.

Last week, President-elect Trump announced his wife, Melania, and their youngest son, Barron, would be staying at their current home in Trump Tower New York for a few months after the January 2017 inauguration to allow Barron to finish his school year.

But now, a few more details about logistics are coming out and they include the cost to taxpayers and how much Trump may actually profit from the living situation.

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billionaire Bill Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson will be nominated as President-elect Donald Trump's secretary of state, setting up a potential confirmation battle with U.S. lawmakers who have questioned the oilman's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Singer Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Omarosa Manigault, director of African American outreach for President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson will be nominated as Trump's secretary of state, setting up a potential confirmation battle with U.S. lawmakers who have questioned the oilman's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Football legend Jim Brown, and Reality television star and transition adviser Omarosa Manigault arrive at Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 13, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to the media after a meeting at Trump Tower on December 12, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump continues to hold meetings with potential members of his cabinet at his office. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/12/12: Hundreds of activists, mostly women, gathered in front of Trump International in Columbus Circle for a 'Not My President!' rally and march against the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. After speeches from protesters that included playwright & activist Eve Ensler, activists marched across 59th Street to Trump Tower on 5th Avenue. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry walks through the lobby on his way out of Trump Tower, December 12, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Police keep a heavy presence outside of Trump Tower on December 8, 2016 in New York City. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has requested $35 million from the federal government to help reimburse the city for the costs of protecting President-elect Donald TrumpÃs residence and transition headquarters.Following the election of Trump, the area around Trump Tower has become crowded with both tourists and heavily armed police. Many businesses and residents have complained to the city about the worsening situation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A man wearing a Hillary Clinton mask walks through Trump Tower on December 8, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Dominick Reuter (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)
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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A New York Post report claims that the secret service may rent out two floors in Trump Tower as a command post to protect Melania and Barron and, afterwards, the First Family when they return to their Manhattan home from D.C. at a total cost of as much as $3 million a year.

(Using New York City police for additional security is already adding an extra $1 million a day to current protection costs.)

Using taxpayer money for the housing of Secret Service agents and other authorities during presidential ventures away from the White House isn't new; presidents from both parties have incurred such costs. And staying in Trump tower could save the government money in hotel bookings.

But the big deal with Trump is that the taxpayer money will be going directly to Trump himself, meaning he will profit off of that money spent on security.

Trump has already raked in a profit off his 2016 campaign, including rent for his own campaign headquarters (that was dramatically increased when it turned into Trump 2016 HQ) and things like food (Trump steaks!) and use of his private plane (Trump Force One!).

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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