New York requests $35 million to protect Trump

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio leaves Trump Tower after meetings with President-elect Donald Trump November 16, 2016 in New YorkThe city of New York asked the US government for up to $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump as he builds his incoming cabinet at his Manhattan penthouse. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he made the request in a letter to President Barack Obama covering the period from November 8, the date of Trump’s shock election victory, to January 20, the date of his inauguration in Washington. New York police officers are deployed around the clock outside Trump Tower at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest intersections in the city and particularly crowded in December with tourists and Christmas shoppers.

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