The Secret Service is in negotiations with the Trump Organization to take over two vacant floors in the gilded 68-story Fifth Avenue tower, law enforcement sources told The Post.I can understand the Trumps not wanting to jerk their youngest son out of school in the middle of the year. If memory serves, the Obamas first thought about doing the same thing, but the disruption that would have caused to their neighborhood in Chicago made them reconsider that plan.
The federal agency and the NYPD plan to run a 24/7 command post out of the space that would be housed at least 40 floors below Trump’s $90 million penthouse triplex, where wife Melania and their 10-year-old son Barron will continue to reside at least through the spring, sources said.
Sure, Trump will charge the government full market rent, if not more. Nobody would expect anything else.
There's little doubt that the security bullshit will result in some current residential tenants pulling up stakes. The sort of people who can afford to rent a luxury apartment in Manhattan aren't the type to put up with a lot of annoyances, especially if the NYPD or the SS takes to rooting around through their luggage and making it inconvenient for them to enjoy premium-grade illicit pharmaceuticals.
It's not as though Trump can make up the difference with renting to foreign legations, as those people have their own security, which might not mesh well with the SS/NYPD. Maybe he can make up the vacancies with sycophants and wheeler-dealers, like Wall Street banksters and the Koch brothers.
Bottom line is that the SS has a job to do and if Trump wants to spend time in his own home, so be it.