Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest are piling up. In this case, brokers are advertising Trump Tower’s new ‘aminity” [SIC] and it’s the U.S. Secret Service — which is paid for by taxpayers. Trump uses the building as his headquarters and his wife will remain there after the president-elect moves into the White House, so the Secret Service provides them with protection.
Less than a week after Trump was elected, prominent New York real estate agency Douglas Elliman blasted out an email with the subject: “Fifth Avenue Buyers Interested in Secret Service Protection?” to advertise a $2.1 million, 1,052-square-foot condo in the tower on 721 Fifth Avenue.
“The New Aminity [sic] – The United States Secret Service,” screamed the flier sent in an email on Nov. 13 for a one-bedroom apartment on the 31st floor, represented by brokers Ariel Sassoon and Devin Leahy.
— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) December 6, 2016
“The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan,” it stated. Sure, it’s great value — at our expense.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that securing Trump Tower is costing the city $500,000 per day. The Mayor said that he is requesting $35 million from the federal government to guard Trump Tower from the election on Nov. 8 to the inauguration on Jan. 20th. The city simply cannot afford it.
The Secret Service is looking into renting out two floors. In other words, Trump will make a fortune from the Secret Service staying there to protect him. Raise your hand if you’re surprised.Click here for reuse options!
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