Either way, the Secret Service being required to leave a space owned by the president they are there to protect is yet another episode in this too implausible for fiction – even Clive Cussler’s – presidency.
The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions.
Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post — which houses supervisors and backup agents on standby in case of an emergency — in a Trump Tower unit one floor below the president’s apartment.
But in early July, the post was relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk, more than 50 floors below, a distance that some security experts worry could hamper the agency that protects the president’s home and family.
It’s amazing what unchained capitalism and white supremacy – do I repeat myself? – can accomplish when they work together.
“After much consideration, it was mutually determined that it would be more cost effective and logistically practical for the Secret Service to lease space elsewhere,” spokeswoman Amanda Miller wrote in an email to The Washington Post.
The details of the dispute between the Trump Organization and the Secret Service were not clear Thursday. Two people familiar with the discussions said the sticking points included the price and other conditions of the lease.
I do wonder if the Secret Service attempted to explain the situation to the Orange Blob itself.
If so, I wonder how much he sputtered about his business acumen and his YUGE Electoral College win – You see this map, look at this map. Winning like this was very hard. Much harder than with votes. And they were fake votes – look, this space costs me a lot of money. A lot of money. I mean, major, major amounts of money. I let you stay in that space for less money, I don’t look so great. I can’t not look great, that makes me look bad. Listen, I came to D.C. to drain the swamp. I’m a business man, you’re the government. I’m just the president not the government. You’re the government. People elected me electorally – look at this map … – before the Secret Service gave up.