Pentagon Looking To Rent Space at Trump Tower

NEW YORK (AP) -

The United States military is looking to rent space at Trump Tower for use when President Donald Trump returns to his longtime home in New York City.

Space in the 58-story Midtown Manhattan tower, which is owned by the Trump Organization runs at about $1.5 million a year for an entire floor.

It is customary for the military to obtain space near a president’s residence.

A number of military officers, including medical and transportation personnel and those assigned to keep the “nuclear football,” must all stay near the commander-in-chief. The military also rented space near former President Obama’s home in Chicago.

The Secret Service also must have space nearby — and, when needed, have rented from the person they are assigned to protect. The agency rented space on former Vice President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware, though that cost far less than what would be expected for space in Trump Tower.