Brokers Bill Secret Service Protection As Nifty New ‘Amenity’ At Trump Tower

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Real estate brokers are marketing Donald Trump’s Secret Service detail as an exclusive new “amenity” at Trump Tower, Politico reported Tuesday.

In a Nov. 13 email obtained by Politico, Ariel Sassoon and Devin Leahy of the Douglas Elliman real estate agency advertised a $2.1 million one-bedroom apartment on the thirty-first floor to “Fifth Avenue Buyers Interested in Secret Service Protection.” They referred to the tower as “the Most Secure Building in Manhattan,” calling the federal agents assigned to protect the President-elect and his family “The New Aminity [sic].”

The Trumps live at the Fifth Avenue building that serves double-duty as his campaign and transition headquarters. Secret Service will continue to guard the building once the President-elect decamps for Washington, D.C. as his wife Melania intends to remain in New York so that their son Barron can finish school.

As Politico noted, most of the 263 units in Trump Tower are independently owned, though the Trump Corporation, which manages the building, receives a processing fee for unit sales. There are currently 16 active sale listings and 16 active rentals in the building.

Sassoon, Leahy and a Trump spokesperson did not respond to Politico’s request for comment.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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