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Protecting Trump Tower Is Cheaper Than Expected

Cost was $24M from Election to Inauguration Day

(Newser) - Good news for taxpayers: Though the NYPD initially said it would need $35 million to protect then-President-elect Trump, his family, and Trump Tower between Election Day and Inauguration Day, it actually managed the feat for $24 million, according to a letter from police commissioner James P. O'Neill asking Congress... More »

Trump Tower May Lease Space to Pentagon

Which, if that happens, raises new questions about president's conflicts of interest

(Newser) - Questions about presidential conflicts of interest resurfaced Wednesday after a Pentagon announcement that it's looking into leasing space in Trump Tower, the New York Times reports. DOD spokesman Lt. Col. JB Brindle said in a statement that, to "meet official mission requirements," it may be necessary to... More »

Anti-Trump Protester: 'I Tried to Set Myself on Fire'

He is taken to hospital after incident outside Trump hotel in DC

(Newser) - A man protesting the election of Donald Trump outside Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, on Tuesday night was taken to the hospital for burns after a small fire erupted in a pile of debris. But the reason the story is making headlines is this: “I tried to set... More »

Bag of Toys Prompts Chaotic Evacuation at Trump Tower

The president-elect wasn't there when suspicious package call came in

(Newser) - A stray backpack prompted the partial evacuation of Trump Tower on Tuesday, though bomb squad technicians quickly determined the unattended bag contained children's toys and was harmless, the AP reports. Video posted online showed people running through the Manhattan skyscraper's public lobby as uniformed police officers waved them... More »

Tiffany on Poor Sales at Iconic Store: Blame Trump

Cites 'election-related activity' near flagship store

(Newser) - Having the president-elect as a neighbor isn't all sunshine and roses, according to Tiffany, which appears to partly blame Donald Trump for its poor US sales over the last three months. Tiffany actually saw a 1% boost in worldwide sales to $949.3 million in Q3—the company's... More »

Google Maps Briefly Tells You How to Get to 'Dump Tower'

President-elect's pad was mysteriously renamed for a few hours

(Newser) - For a few hours on Saturday, Google Maps would obligingly direct users to not only New York City's famed "Dump Tower," but also the "Dump International Hotel & Tower," both of which were inexplicably renamed from their original "Trump Tower" and "Trump International... More »

Cops: Disturbed Man Entered Trump Tower

He said he'd just gotten a call from Trump

(Newser) - The security challenges of having a president-elect who lives at the top of a publicly accessible skyscraper were highlighted Friday night when a man described by police as "emotionally disturbed" was arrested at Trump Tower. The man, identified as Roosevelt Pleas, entered the Fifth Avenue building at 10:30pm... More »

Network Anchors, Execs Summoned to Trump Tower

Sources say Trump slammed election coverage during meeting

(Newser) - Donald Trump met with some of America's top news anchors and execs at Trump Tower on Monday—and it wasn't to thank them for doing a tremendous job. The meeting was officially off the record, but sources tell Politico and the Wall Street Journal that Trump slammed the... More »

Tower Climber Wanted to Talk to Trump

His message to everyone else was 'vote Trump'

(Newser) - The man who scaled Trump Tower using suction cups Wednesday afternoon apparently just wanted to chat. NBC New York identifies the climber as Stephen Rogata, a 19-year-old from Virginia who was taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychiatric evaluation after cops hauled him in from the 21st floor. "I am... More »

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