"In order to meet official mission requirements, the Department of Defense is working through appropriate channels and in accordance with all applicable legal requirements in order to acquire a limited amount of leased space in Trump Tower," Lt. Col. JB Brindle, a Defense Department spokesman, told CNN. "The space is necessary for the personnel and equipment who will support the POTUS at his residence in the building."
Military support for a president, including the military staff assigned to keeping the "nuclear football" nearby, requires close proximity to the commander in chief, which is why the Pentagon needs to rent a more expensive space closer to the penthouse where Trump resides when he's in New York.A floor at the 58-story building rents for $1.5 million a year.
Salon hopped right on the story: "Yet another controversy arises over the misuse of Trump Tower."
Yes, how dare the military protect the president.
Before citing the "emoluments clause" in the Constitution, I suggest critics read the Third Amendment:
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.Presidents have rights, too.
You want the space, you gotta pay -- even if the reason is to protect the home's owner.
Ain't that correct, Joe Biden?
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