New York Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer declared Saturday that President Donald Trump’s family should not have NYPD protection if the administration doesn’t foot the bill for protecting the first lady and son Barron.
According to Fox News, the NYPD claims it costs $127,000 to $146,000 per day to protect the first lady and their son. If Trump is in the city that estimate goes up to $308,000.
“[Mayor Bill de Blasio] ought to tell the Congress if we don’t pay for it, New York City cops aren’t guarding it,” Schumer told BuzzFeed News. “Let the feds put more people in.”
Trump will return to New York City for the first time since taking office on May 4. He told Fox News he has not returned to the city since becoming president because he feels guilty about all the security measures that would have to be taken when he comes to town.
“I hate to see the New Yorkers with streets closed.” He said he goes to his clubs instead because they have “hundreds of acres” and streets stay open.
Trump has traded jabs with Schumer in the past and took a shot back at Schumer at his rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania in the early evening.
“Senator Schumer is a bad leader,” Trump told the crowd. “When you have to study leadership you have problems. Senator Schumer is weak on crime and wants to raise your taxes through the roof.”