New York City officials say Times Square is ready to host safe New Year's Eve celebrations in the Big Apple and that they were not expecting President-elect Trump to attend the iconic Times Square ball drop. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Authorities in New York City offered assurances on Thursday (December 29) that visitors from around the world will be able to ring in the New Year safely in the city and that they were not expecting President elect Donald Trump to join the Times Square celebrations. New York City police Commissioner James O'Neill said he had not heard yet from Trump "so I don't think he is coming," but added that the long-time New York resident might change his mind. "At this time, we have no direct concerns to terrorism to Times Square specifically or New Year's Eve in general," O'Neill added. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was expecting more than a million people and "we will be ready for them."