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President Trump Set to Visit Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving as Police Agencies Request Millions in Security Reimbursement

What to Know

  • Trump is scheduled to arrive on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport shortly after 5:30 p.m., causing road closures.
  • The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office has asked FEMA to reimburse the department $5.6 million in costs associated with protecting Trump.

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, President Donald Trump is expected to arrive Tuesday to spend the rest of the week at his Mar-a-Lago estate – all while some Palm Beach County agencies are still seeking millions to cover expenses required from the President’s visits last year.

Trump is scheduled to arrive on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport shortly after 5:30 p.m., causing road closures leading to his Florida home as well as flight restrictions across the area that will last through Monday night.

While this is Trump’s first visit to his home for the season, NBC affiliate WPTV is reporting that the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office has asked FEMA to reimburse the department $5.6 million in costs associated with protecting the President from October 2017 through April of this year.

The Palm Beach Police Department has requested between $37,000 and $57,000, which it expects to receive by the end of the year.

A bill to reimburse small businesses, including airports that are placed on flight restrictions during the President’s visits, has yet to go through Congress.

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