President Donald Trump is expected to come home to Trump Tower for a few days starting Sunday, the first time since his inauguration, and New York City police are planning a slight security clampdown in the area around the skyscraper for the duration of his visit. The White House has not divulged the specifics on his NY stay. After Trump was elected president November 8, security around Trump Tower ramped up dramatically, even including a fleet of heavy sanitation department trucks filled with sand to wall off the front of the building from any potential vehicle bomb attack. "We're ready", Davis said. During an interview with Fox News in April, the president said he avoids visiting New York City because the trips are "too expensive" for taxpayers, also adding he hates "to see the New Yorkers with streets closed".
However, Trump appears cognizant of the disruptions his visits create in his home city.
The NYPD deployed to guard the outside of Trump Tower in New York City. Fifth Avenue will remain open to southbound traffic and drivers can expect delays in the area.
The information came from a Politico review of an updated schedule for the president that was presented to NY law enforcement.
"We don't want him here, and we don't want him at the White House!" said Martin Quinn, a member of Rise and Resist, told The New York Times. Opponents of Trump's immigration policies are planning to protest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday.
"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.
Trump's time in NY has "been a lot less than we expected", the Democratic mayor said. "So, hopefully, that will be the same this time".