Is there any benefit of the presidency that Donald Trump or his associates won’t try to use to personally enrich their businesses?
It’s a question that’s been asked regularly over the past month, and it’s certain to get asked again now that Secret Service protection is now being marketed as a Trump Tower perk to prospective buyers and renters.
“Fifth Avenue Buyers Interested in Secret Service Protection?” wrote one real estate agency pushing a $2.1 million condo inside the tower.
“The New Aminity [sic] – The United States Secret Service,” read a flier posted by another agency, which also touted the apartment it was selling as “The Best Value in the Most Secure Building in Manhattan.”
American taxpayers right now are paying an estimated $500,000 per day to keep Trump Tower secure, and the building could make additional money off taxpayers by having the Secret Service pay rent to fund a permanent presence there.