Trump to return home to Trump Tower; NYPD prepared for homecoming

Claudine Rigal
Août 12, 2017

In connection with the planned visit by President Trump to New York City during the period of Sunday August 13th thru Wednesday August 16th traffic delays should be anticipated during various times in the area of East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. He is expected to stay in NY for three days.

Following the November 8 election, security around Trump Tower was bolstered dramatically, even including a fleet of heavy sanitation department trucks stuffed with sand to wall off the front of the building from any potential vehicle bomb attacks. "We're ready if he wants to show up tomorrow, or not at all".

However, Trump appears cognizant of the disruptions his visits create in his home city.

Although Fifth Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic, certain restrictions will be in effect at times. 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".

A New York City Police Department spokesman told Politico that the "NYPD is prepared for any visit by the president and the first family and continues to work closely with the U.S. Secret Service".

Opponents of Trump's immigration policies said they have planned to protest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday.

Police officials estimate the cost of securing the president while he's in town is roughly $300,000 per day, but that could easily change depending on whom he's with, how many people are in his entourage, where he's headed and how long he's planning to stay. "I think that we're going to be ready by any measure". "Hopefully, that will be the same this time".

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