New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s asking the federal government for $35 million to cover costs related to security for President-elect Donald Trump.
De Blasio said Monday that the request was made in a letter to President Barack Obama.
“We are going to be continuing very aggressively in the course of the next few days, calls and meetings with members of the Obama administration and members of the Congress to nail down the reimbursements for the time between Nov. 8 and Jan 20,” said de Blasio. “That will of course be the responsibility of the current administration.”
The security includes a New York Police Department detail at the president-elect’s home on Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower.
The mayor also says he spoke to Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin in an effort to secure the reimbursement money.