New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will seek reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of protecting President-elect Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) STORY: New York City soon will begin discussions with the federal government seeking reimbursement for the costs of protecting President-elect Donald Trump. Speaking to journalists at a news conference at City Hall on Friday (November 18), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said "I want to note that this is a very substantial undertaking. It will take substantial resources and we will begin the conversation with the federal government shortly on reimbursement for the NYPD for some of the costs that we are incurring." "Those conversations will begin in earnest soon," he added. They mayor did not specify how much money he will seek from the federal government. Since the election of Trump as U.S. President, heightened security around Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan has included heavily armed police officers, as well as metal and concrete barricades in front of the building on Fifth Avenue.