Federal budget includes millions for NYPD to protect Trump, his family

The vast majority of those funds will be sent to New York City, where first lady Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron still live full time.

NY is poised to recuperate millions of dollars for protecting Donald Trump and his family, which Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio hailed Tuesday as a victory for the police.

Congress is expected to vote on the bill this week before their short-term extension passed last week expires at midnight on Friday.

Election Day and the president's January 20 inauguration.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday the earmarking of millions of dollars in the proposed federal budget to reimburse the city for the exceptional cost of protecting President Donald Trump and his family.

The $61 million is earmarked to reimburse local law enforcement wherever the president resides and the $41 million, the period until September 30, 2018. Melania remained in their home in New York City so that Barron wouldn't have to switch schools until after the school year.

But the Trump family setup has been heavily criticized, especially when it was revealed that the City of NY had been spending millions on security for Melania Trump and Barron Trump. Officials estimated the city spends $127,000-$146,000 a day to protect Trump's family whenever the president isn't in town.

The Palm Beach County sheriff's department did not have an immediate estimate for how much it has spent on protection when Trump has spent time at his Mar-a-Lago resort there.

The mayor explicitly praised New York's congressional delegation for their work, particularly Westchester Congresswoman Nita Lowey, Manhattan Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng and Bronx Congressman Jose Serrano-all Democrats-as well as Staten Island Congressman Daniel Donovan, the only Republican representing the five boroughs.

"We are getting what we are owed", he said.

"It is ridiculous to expect local law enforcement, like the NYPD and FDNY, to bear the extraordinary and ongoing costs of protecting the President of the United States", she said. More than half a million people signed a petition demanding the first lady pay her own security costs in NY.

"They worked tirelessly over the past several months to make sure these costs are paid for by the federal government", de Blasio said.

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