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Trump has even declined a salary for serving as president.
The guy who posted the video says, "TMZ just contacted me to tell me Melania Trump is threatening a lawsuit over this video ... I never ever meant this as a bullying video." The video was posted by someone who says he was diagnosed with autism at age 5, and he says he posted the video because he wanted to stop people for bullying Barron over his "weird behavior." Fact is ... Barron does not have autism and the video perpetuated the bullying, but the guy behind the video says it will come down and he will issue a retraction and an apology to Melania and Barron. As for Rosie O'Donnell -- who also suggested Barron had autism -- she's been radio silent Monday, but over the weekend she posted a long statement saying she meant no ill will but also never took back her questions about Barron and autism.
originally posted by: loam
Why is it any of her business?
Even her supposed reason for 'outing' him is outrageous. Sick, unprincipled woman needs to crawl back under that rock of hers.
originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: windword
You have a sick and twisted way of looking at things.
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: windword
You just sound like a hater.
I love the Trumps. Donald will be a great president, Melania has all the right stuff, and it will be a blessing to watch their child grow into a young man over the next few years.
Search your soul and figure out why you have such a hateful attitude about this small thing. The government has always accommodated special needs of first families and this is something I think most Americans have no problem with, especially since President elect Trump will not be getting the president's salary by choice.
The Secret Service is considering renting a floor of Trump Tower in order to establish a 24/7 command post, ensuring the safety of the future First Family. They won’t all be moving into The White House. Law enforcement say the number of New York City officers protecting Trump Tower could grow to 300, costing nearly $100 million a day.
It’s already costing the city millions, and securing Trump Tower would require rerouting flights and fortifying subways. "This is one of those situations where they really should have an honest conversation with him and just really explain to him that this is not a good idea," Evy Poumpouras told NBC. "To physically re-create the security that exists at the White House in New York City, it's not going to happen."
"Trump Tower will be secure. Period. That's not even a question," he said. "The bigger issue here is the impact that those security measures will have on the people of New York."
Trump Tower, on the other hand, has hundreds of tenants in 263 apartments, according to its website. That's on top of 26 floors of offices and a five-story public atrium with stores ranging from Starbucks to Gucci.
Trump has not left the building since Thursday, and SWAT teams, barricades and sand-filled trucks are already fixtures — along with protesters. The sky above it is a no-fly zone until the inauguration at least.
Law enforcement agencies are meeting this week to discuss plans for securing the skyscraper going forward. Possible scenarios include closing lanes on Fifth Avenue, home to Tiffany's and other world-famous retailers, NBC New York reported.
New Yorkers can also expect to see restrictions on the side streets, bomb-sniffing dogs on the sidewalks and security booths popping up around the building, Bratton said. When there are large demonstrations, a section of Fifth Avenue may be shut down altogether, he said.
All of it takes money, but how much is unclear. A senior NYPD official said the costs will be "very significant." and another source estimated the price tag will be tens of millions of dollars.
All this so that one little boy's life won't be disturbed.
Or are you just pissed off Trump won?
For a normal couple with hectic work schedules, separate travel arrangements aren't uncommon, but the Obamas can't just book a commercial flight. The taxpayer costs of private transportation can add up.
At that rate, the President's flight to Los Angeles, which clocked in at just under five hours, cost over $1 million. The First Lady's office would not provide specific details about the plane Mrs. Obama took to California. The Air Force lists the cost per flying hour for a C-32, which is frequently used for dignitary travel, at $28,834 in 2014, but notes that the costs for Presidential travel can be calculated differently.
"The lack of transparency on Presidential travel and the First Lady's travel makes it tough for taxpayers to determine whether specific trips are wasteful or completely necessary