Secret Service members asked about protecting soon-to-be-former president Trump full time in Florida: Sources
As states began to certify victory-marking election results for President-elect Joe Biden, though Donald Trump did not admit it, there was a clear sign his post-tenure life was taking shape: Secret agents on the president’s details are being asked whether they are interested in moving to Palm Beach, Florida, the sources told ABC News.
The Secret Service’s Miami scene office has also begun considering material reinforcements for Mar-a-Largo, the presidential club he calls the “Winter White House,” the sources added. . These moves are considered unofficial as Trump has yet to yield to Biden.
Trump, a longtime Queens born New Yorker, changed his residence to Florida last year and voted there in late October.
When contacted by ABC News, a spokesperson for the Secret Service said: “For operational security reasons, the Secret Service does not specifically or generally discuss the facilities, methods or resources. that we use to do our job of protecting. “
A Trump Organization spokesman declined to comment.
Sources familiar with the plan told ABC News that the reclamation of the residences is expected to feature the lives of Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, before they will live there full-time after the inauguration function on January 20.
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Sources have described the renovation as “updating” to the residence, partly because the residence was only used temporarily. The Mar-a-Lago club is also only open seasonally, and it is still unclear how Donald and the permanent resident Melania Trump can change that.
While Trump will be required to spend at least six months per calendar year in Florida to maintain his residency, the 74-year-old is expected to spend time at his golf club in Bedminster , New Jersey and in New York, according to sources, who added that all plans after the presidency remained smooth.