Trump – No White House, no salary, no troughing

Donald Trump is showing up the career politicians almost daily.

He might make life hard for the Secret Service but he has indicated he won’t be living in the White House.

Donald Trump may continue to live in his US$100 million penthouse in New York rather than move into the White House full time when he becomes president.

He has told his team that he would like to spend his time in New York whenever he can, according to The New York Times.

During the campaign he would often fly back late at night to his home in Trump Tower from wherever he was on the trail.

The Secret Service has already issued him a strong suggestion that he should move to the White House full time.

Agents have described the prospect of protecting him in New York as a “security nightmare”.

Trump lives with his wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron in a gilded three-floor apartment designed in the style of Louis XIV overlooking Central Park.

He has lived in Trump Tower for three decades and has frequently talked about how much he loves it.

He may spend weekdays in the White House, returning to New York or his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida at weekends.

He isn’t taking a salary either.

In his first TV interview since winning the presidency, Trump said he would not accept the $US400,000 salary when he takes office in January.

The interview was recorded on Friday, just three days after the US presidential election in which he defeated Clinton after a long and often bitter campaign.

“They were tough and I was tough,” he said, adding that he wished it had been “softer” and “more on policy.” Nevertheless it was a “tremendous campaign,” he said.

Asked to confirm a report that he had gone “completely silent” early on Wednesday when the result was clear, he said, “I’ve done a lot of big things. I’ve never done anything like this.”

I bet he won’t use Air Force One either.He is certainly showing up the careerists

 

– Fairfax

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