Brian Thomas reports First Lady Melania Trump and the youngest Trump son, Barron Trump, will be leaving Trump Tower sooner than expected to move into the White House and reside full time in Washington, D.C.
Fox News reports:
When they leave their apartment in Manhattan’s Trump Tower, they are expected to become full-time residents of Washington, D.C.
President Trump’s youngest son was originally planning to stay in New York longer, Sandra Smith reported on “Fox & Friends.”
TMZ also reported that Barron has found a new school in D.C. at which to continue his studies.
The family seems perfectly safe in Manhattan, but security concerns at Trump Tower sparked some debate about cost. Additional security at the N.Y. Tower might have required millions to fund.
Melania and Barron Trump moving to D.C. ahead of schedule is a move which may have been instigated by both financial debate and safety concerns.
Fox News continues:
New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill said providing adequate security for the family will end up costing between $127K and $146K per day, plus FDNY expenses.
In December, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) asked Congress for $35 million to fund security for the Fifth Avenue skyscraper, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said it is unfair for city taxpayers to foot the bill themselves.
“Trump Tower itself now presents a target to those who wish to commit acts of terror against our country, further straining our limited counterterrorism resources,” O’Neill said, according to Politico.
The move is expected to occur this June.