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The Cost for Protecting Jet-Setting President-Elect Trump? Yuge!

The NYPD is already handling external security at Trump Tower, the Manhattan home of the President-elect, at an estimated cost of $1 million per day

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    The Cost for Protecting Jet-Setting President-Elect Trump? Yuge!
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    President-elect Donald Trump waves as he arrives at Trump International Golf Club for a day of meetings on Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey.

    When the soon-to-be first family sits down for their Thanksgiving feast, they will be watched over by a contingent of at least 150 Secret Service personnel, NBC News reported. And when Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, that contingent will be 920 Secret Service agents and support personel in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

    The price tag for all that security is already very big, or as the Manhattan mogul might put it, "Yuge," internal Homeland Security and Secret Service documents reviewed by NBC News show.

    Right now the cost to taxpayers is more than $2 million daily, the documents show, a number that is sure to increase whenever the president or first lady travel — or when the threat level rises.

    Meanwhile, the New York Police Department is already handling external security at Trump Tower, the Manhattan home base of the President-elect, at an estimated cost of $1 million per day.

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