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Trump to return to Trump Tower for first time as president

Trump to return to Trump Tower for first time as president

"The NYPD is aware of the planned visit by President Trump to New York City and we are working with the U.S. Secret Service in preparing for the appropriate level of security during his trip", an NYPD spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

President Donald Trump will return to NY next week, part of his 17-day working vacation, where he will stay overnight at Trump Tower for the first time since he became the 45 USA president. He was in town for only a few hours. A maze of barricades and checkpoints were manned by scores of uniformed police officers under the supervision of a mobile command center. His absence allowed the New York Police Department to loosen security around Trump Tower, though it can dial it back up at any time, said police department spokesman Stephen Davis. "We're ready if he wants to show up tomorrow, or not at all".

Trump told reporters on Friday that he did not travel to the city as often due to the "disruption".

The New York City Police Department encourages the public to use mass transit during this event. Fifth Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic and drivers can expect delays in the area. Opponents of Trump's immigration policies are planning to protest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday. Rise and Resist, a group opposed to Trump, told The New York Times they were planning demonstrations on Sunday and Monday to protest health care and opposition to war.

"The NYPD is the most expert police force on earth in terms of handling visits by an American president", Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week. "I think that we're going to be ready by any measure".

O'Neill said each time Trump visits the city, daily security costs will exceed $300,000. "So, hopefully, that will be the same this time".