President returning to Trump Tower for first time since inauguration

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 12, 2017

President Donald Trump will return to NY next week, part of his 17-day working vacation, where he will stay overnight at Trump Tower for the first time since he became the 45 US president. The White House hasn't divulged specifics on his NY stay.

President Donald Trump is planning to interrupt a week's stay next week at Trump Tower for a trip back to Washington on Monday, according to Politico. During an interview with Fox News in April, the president said he avoids visiting New York City because the trips are "too expensive" for taxpayers, also adding he hates "to see the New Yorkers with streets closed".

The New York City Police Department encourages the public to use mass transit during this event. "Whenever a president came in, it was very disruptive - and I think I'm probably more disruptive than any of them". Fifth Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic and drivers can expect delays in the area. "This is normally the case when a president visits New York City". The tower continues to be the scene of frequent protest marches and demonstrations, though most in recent months have been smaller than the many huge demonstrations that followed the inauguration.

"We don't want him here, and we don't want him at the White House!" said Martin Quinn, a member of Rise and Resist, told The New York Times.

"The NYPD is the most expert police force on earth in terms of handling visits by an American president", Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week.

O'Neill said each time Trump visits the city, daily security costs will exceed $300,000. "To his credit, he kept the time here very limited and the disruption very limited".

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