President Trump will be returning to New York City next week and is planning on staying three nights at the Trump Tower beginning on Sunday, according to reports by the New York Times and Politico. This would be the second time Trump touched down in his hometown of New York City since becoming President, the first occurring back in May at a dinner reception at the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Intrepid on Manhattan’s West Side.
The announcement come on heels of President Trump’s controversial statement to meet North Korea ‘with fire and fury like the world has never seen’ when asked about the country’s rising nuclear capabilities. North Korea has recently set its sights on launching a missile strike on the U.S. territory of Guam, which is located in the western Pacific Ocean about 2,100 miles away from North Korea.
Trump, who lost the state of New York during the 2016 elections, is generally received lukewarmly by much of the city. He received less than 22% of the votes from his hometown of Queens, and fared even worse with New Yorkers that reside in Manhattan, receiving only 9.7% of their votes.
The city’s estimated cost to protect Mr. Trump when he is in town is around $308,000 a day which is more than twice the cost the city spent providing security to First Lady Melania and their eleven-year-old son Barron when the two resided on Fifth Avenue during Barron’s school year. He will attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland in the fall.