You’d think that modern-day Presidents would do almost anything to keep the Secret Service nearby—these are the people pledged with protecting them; agents will quite literally take a bullet for the President. But other Presidents weren’t Il Douché.
Since his election, the Secret Service has set up a command post in Tr**p Tower, one floor below the President’s residence. But no more. According to the Washington Post, the agency and the president’s company were unable to reach an agreement on a lease, and they’re treating the Secret Service the same way they treat a tenant who has leased a storefront that could get higher rent from a band or Duane Reade: demand a rent increase, and if they don’t ascede, evict them. In July, the post moved from the apartment into a trailer on the sidewalk in front the building, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street (which much have made the neighbors—carriage trade retailers such as Tiffany and Bergdorf Goodman—cringe). As a spokesperson for the Tr**p Organization put it:
“After much consideration, it was mutually determined that it would be more cost effective and logistically practical for the Secret Service to lease space elsewhere,” spokeswoman Amanda Miller wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
You’d think, that with Robert Mueller’s office getting ready to empanel a Grand Jury that could look into their business dealings, the Tr**p Organization might have more pressing issues than squeezing every last dime out of the government Tr**p supposedly leads. You hear people making all kinds of sacrifices for what was once called the “privilege” of public service, but not our Douché. He’s determined to get as much cash from being holding office as he can, even at the cost of his (and his family’s) safety.