Department of Defense Plans to Lease Space at Trump Tower

A general view of the signage above the entance to the Trump Tower, located on 5th Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York City, 21st January 2017. The skyscraper is 664 feet (202m) tall, designed by Der Scutt of Poor, Swanke, Hayden & Cornell, and is the headquarters for the Trump organziation. (Photo By Epics Getty Images)

The U.S. military is planning to lease space at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan in order to support President Donald Trump when he is in New York City at his residence.

“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,” said Lt. Col. J.B. Brindle, a Department of Defense spokesman.

“The space is necessary for the personnel and equipment who will support the POTUS at his residence in the building,” Lt. Col. Brindle added.

Located on a boutique-lined stretch of Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower is home to high-end residences and businesses. Owned by the Trump Organization, the building also houses the company’s headquarters.

President Trump has also indicated that he will spend weekends at his 66th floor penthouse, which had been his primary residence before he was elected President. First lady Melania Trump plans to continue to stay at Trump Tower until the summer so the Trumps 10-year-old son, Barron, can finish the school year.

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SOURCE: ABC News, Luis Martinez