We spoke with terrorism experts on how the Trump empire can be protected.
"But there's another security consideration that may have dawned on folks
along with the need to protect Trump's Gold House in Midtown: What
about all of those Trump-owned and Trump-branded properties across the
globe? Thanks to a hundred thousand voters in the Midwest, anything with
the word “Trump” emblazoned across its front just became a huge
possible target for international terrorists."
The presidency of the United States is actually an institution, not an
individual. As an institution, it must be protected. Most people get
that idea. But how much does it cost to protect that institution? As written about last week,
the price tag could top $1 million per day to protect
President-(s)elect Donald Trump, his immediate family, adult children,
and Trump’s grandchildren. But did you know some of that money, which is
being paid by the American people in general and New Yorkers
especially, might be finding its way into the president-(s)elect’s
personal pocket? The Christian Science Monitor
reports that the Secret Service may have to rent space in Trump Tower
in order to be able to do its job of protecting Trump and his family:
Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, and son, Barron, are staying in New York until
the spring, and Trump has stated that he will travel there regularly
during that time. For the Secret Service, protecting the family requires
setting up a command center nearby — and Trump Tower has available
space. Read the rest
The rumor mill is churning out names as
Washington watches to see who President-elect Donald Trump will select
for to fill his Cabinet.
The people Trump picks will not only be
tasked with running entire departments, they'll be the best indication
of how Trump intends to govern and which of his many (and sometimes
contradictory) policy positions he intends to pursue..
"If Trump got his information for this weekend's tweet from Infowars, it wouldn't be the first time Team Trump cited this bizarre and unreliable source. Infowars, a conspiracy theory website run by Alex Jones, has been one of the Trump campaign's go-to sources of information. On September 8, the candidate's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the Infowars
story "Was Hillary Wearing an Earpiece During Last Night's Presidential
Forum?" Trump himself has used the site's work to bolster way-out
claims, including his references to Clinton's alleged poor health and his false assertion that "thousands and thousands" of American Muslims were celebrating the 9/11 attacks in New Jersey. Trump appeared on Jones' internet-based talk show in December 2015 and told him, "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."