Between the election and the inauguration, the NYPD spent an estimated $35 million guarding Trump Tower

Security details cost the city half a million a day, with a projected annual cost just shy of $55 million

Written by JPat Brown
Edited by Beryl Lipton

Back in January, MuckRock’s Beryl Lipton filed public records requests with the NYPD for how much the city was spending in security details for President-elect Donald Trump. Those budgets just came in last week, and they confirm reports that Trump was costing his hometown the equivalent of a President’s annual salary every day.

The NYPD also budgeted out how much it would cost if Trump did indeed spend every weekend in the city, as he had announced post-election - just shy of $55 million.

The city is expecting to receive $25.7 million in federal funding as partial reimbursement for the inauguration costs.

Thanks to SeanSpicer’s Mic for spotting the release - read the full records embedded below, or on the request page.


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