Secret Service members asked about Trump’s former president’s full-time defense in Florida: Resources


Trump’s detailed agents were asked about his move to West Palm Beach.

As states begin to justify the election that led to the victory of President-elect Joe Biden, despite Donald Trump’s non-recognition, there is a clear sign that his post-presidency life is taking shape: intelligence agents are asked in the president’s detail if they are interested in transfer to Palm Beach, Florida, sources told ABC News.

The secret service’s Miami field office has also begun an investigation into the physical reinforcements of Mar-a-Largo, the president’s club, which he refers to as the “Winter White House,” the sources added.

Born in Queens, Trump, a longtime resident of New York, changed residence to Florida last year and voted there in late October.

When ABC News reached it, a Secret Service spokesman said: “For operational security reasons, the Secret Service does not discuss specifically or generally the tools, methods or resources we use to carry out our defense mission.”

A spokesman for the Trump Organization declined to comment.

The dwellings, which are expected to be occupied by Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, are in the works before they live there full time after their Jan. 20 inauguration, planning sources told ABC News.

The sources described the renovations as “upgrades” to the dwellings, in part because the dwelling was used only temporarily. The Mar-a-Lago club has also only opened seasonally and it is still unclear how this permanent residence of Donald and Melania Trump can change.

While Trump must spend at least six months per calendar year in Florida to maintain his right of residence, the 74-year-old is expected to spend time at a golf club in Bedminster, New York, New York. the sources who added that all plans after the presidency will remain liquid.

A police source told ABC News that on Jan. 21, the New York City Police Department, in cooperation with the Secret Service, plans to reduce the law enforcement footprint around the Trump Tower in Manhattan as it will no longer be Trump’s primary residence.

The result, according to the source, will result in a freer flow of traffic along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.

The NYPD also expects 56th Street next to Trump Tower to reopen to traffic, easing congestion in Midtown, according to the source.