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Secret Service command post inside Trump Tower moves out, officials cite cost as reason for change

Posted at 1:43 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 13:43:45-04

NEW YORK  — The Secret Service command post inside President Donald Trump’s namesake Manhattan skyscraper has been moved.

A spokeswoman for the umbrella company that controls Trump’s various businesses said Friday that the Secret Service moved out of Trump Tower to somewhere “more cost effective and logistically practical.”

The Secret Service won’t say where its Trump Tower command post has relocated. A spokeswoman says the move hasn’t affected security.

A Government Services Administration spokeswoman says officials are searching for a permanent space. She wouldn’t comment on lease negotiations.

The Trump Organization’s Amanda Miller described the location change as a mutual decision. She didn’t respond when asked about terms of the government’s lease or what prompted the location change.

Trump hasn’t visited his Trump Tower residence since moving into the White House.

Estimates from May show that New York City was spending about $127,000 daily to protect Trump Tower. Melania and Barron Trump, 11, were still living in Trump Tower at the time.