November 25, 2020
The Secret Service’s Miami field office has also begun planning physical reinforcements for Mar-a-Largo, a beloved sanctuary to the president which he has often referred to as the ‘winter White House’
The Atlantic Ocean is seen adjacent to President Donald Trump’s beach front Mar-a-Lago resort, also sometimes called his Winter White House, the day after Florida received an exemption from the Trump Administration’s newly announced ocean drilling plan on January 11, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida. PHOTO BY JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES
Author of the article: National Post Staff
Although U.S. President Donald Trump has yet to concede the election, facets of his life post-presidency are already being unofficially ironed out.
According to ABC News, Secret Service agents in the president’s detail have been asked whether they would be interested in transferring to Palm Beach, Florida, listed as the Trumps’ primary residence since 2019.
The Secret Service’s Miami field office has also begun planning physical reinforcements for Mar-a-Largo, the president’s beloved sanctuary, which he has often referred to as the “winter White House”, sources told ABC News.
A Security Service spokesperson declined to comment to the ABC News.
“For operational security reasons, the Secret Service does not discuss specifically or in general terms the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission,” they said.
A Trump Organization spokesperson also declined to comment to the news outlet.
Renovations to the living quarters within the resort are already ‘under way’, sources added, mostly to ensure that the club, which the Trumps previously used on a temporary basis, is fully outfitted for a permanent residence.
Normally, the Mar-a-Lago club is only opened seasonally and it remains unclear how a permanent residency by Donald and Melania Trump could change that arrangement.
However, Trump may not spend all his time in Florida, sources added. While he is required to spend at least six months per calendar year in the southern state to keep his residence status, he may use some of the remaining time at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey and in New York. All post-presidency plans are currently fluid, they said.
A police source told ABC News that, come Jan. 21, the New York Police Department will work with the Secret Service to reduce law enforcement around the Trump Tower in Manhattan as it will not longer be Trump’s primary residence. As a result, the source added, there will be a freer flow of traffic along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and 56th Street.