New York City will be reimbursed for most or all of the cost of protecting Trump Tower under a federal budget agreement reached by lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
The budget deal includes $61 million for localities that have incurred significant costs because of visits by President Donald Trump. New York City, which has spent tens of millions securing the president’s tourist-friendly Midtown residence, is expecting to receive much of those funds.
“We are getting what we are owed,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement Monday. He thanked members of Congress from New York City for helping secure the funds.
Some of the money also could go to Palm Beach County in Florida, where Mr. Trump spends time at his private club, Mar-a-Lago, and other places such as Bedminster, N.J., home to Trump National Golf Club.
Officials estimate New York City is spending between $127,000 and $146,000 daily to protect Trump Tower. Most of the costs are related to the New York Police Department. The daily cost rises to about $308,000 when Mr. Trump is in the city, they said. Read more at the Wall Street Journal.