Two reasons; Money and Safety. If Melania stays in New York, taxpayers will bear the cost of additional secret service details. One for Melania and another Barron. PLEASE TAKE NATIONAL POLLS AND PETITIONS. YOUR OPINION MATTERS Results Are Sent To Congress - Let Congress Hear Your Voice
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In addition, the lives of New Yorkers will be disrupted with the additional security. Streets have been cordoned off by the Secret Service and the New York Police Department which has caused traffic issues. New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio addressed his constituents’ concerns at a press conference outside of Trump Tower, saying, “I will not tell you that Gucci and Tiffany are my central concerns in life, but I will say the traffic situation is a very real problem.”
There is a security issue at Trump Tower which is a 58-story building that houses everything from the GUCCI flagship store to Bruce Willis, as well as the president-elect’s family — is located at 721 Fifth Avenue, right smack in the middle of midtown Manhattan. If you’re not familiar with the Big Apple, Fifth Avenue may as well be the commercial main street of the city: It’s a huge, heavily-used thoroughfare which will make the jobs of Secret Service very difficult
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan told the House Homeland Security Committee and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security that it costs approximately $38,000 a day to protect presidential candidates and that he anticipated that cost to rise.
That’s $38,000 a day for 3 separate details. The cost may be higher in New York due to the additional risk.
Looking beyond the cost, what about the safety of Melania and Barron? They will be vulnerable in New York. They will be targets. The White House is equipped with security and living there will help to ensure their safety.