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" -- Unknown

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Of All the Grifting That Is Going On, or Will Go On, The Outrage Over This Won't Be Worth the Squeeze.

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.

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.
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.

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.


Old NFO said...

AGREED! FWIW, your blog has been extremely slow to load the last two days. Don't know what is different, but yours in noticeably slower than others.

3383 said...

Seconded. This blog is always slow for me, but is is slower these past few days.

CenterPuke88 said...

Blog's been slow to load for about a month.

On to the topic, The SS had two trailers at a road junction outside Crawford while Bushie was Prez, and for quite some time afterwards. They supported the checkpoint established on the road that lead to his ranch, located pretty much across the road from the compound/trailers. Numerous black Tahoes and Suburbans, a couple of huge antennas, fence with barbed wire topper and some angry looking guys with dogs. Should be fun to see how this flys.

Comrade Misfit said...

Could be I've put up too many videos. I'll tweak it so fewer posts load.

Comrade Misfit said...

It was set to load up to 20 days' worth of posts. I cut that in half.

FrankC said...

Your blog now loads shockingly fast, thank you.

CenterPuke88 said...

Much improved, ta!

Nangleator said...

I wonder if part of this is a big fuck you to NYC for not voting for him. I can only guess the airspace prohibition he will carry around with him is going to play merry hob with half the east coast's flights, on top of devastating the traffic situation in the city.

B said...

IIRC, Biden rented a portion of his own land to the SS so they could use it as a guard post.

Others have done so too, both Dem and Repub.

And Barry's home in Chicago was/is occupied 24/7 by the SS. I used to shoot who was part of that detail.
I think this is not anything new. Although the Trumps should ahve planned better for their son.