The Pentagon is paying more than $130,000 a month to rent space at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan for the White House Military Office despite the fact that the President has not stayed at the skyscraper for months, Fox News reports.
The rental amount only covers the cost for the Department of Defense. Other agencies, such as the U.S. Secret Service, have also faced increased costs due to the President and his large family’s frequent visits to his other properties.
The Secret Service alone requested an additional $25.7 million for its 2018 budget to cover expenses toward securing Trump Tower and the president’s “protective footprint” in New York City, according to the Journal. Read more at Fox News.