Secret Service asks agents about transferring to Mar-A-Lago to protect Trump as White House transition gets underway

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has not conceded, but Secret Service agents are being asked if they want to transfer to Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago, where he is expected to live after his time in the White House is up.

The Miami field office of the Secret Service has also started looking at physical reinforcements for the resort that Trump calls the “winter White House,” sources told ABC News on Monday.


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President Donald Trump is a resident of Florida and must spend at least six months to maintain the status [/caption]

Furthermore, the living quarters at Mar-a-Lago for the president and First Lady Melania Trump are undergoing “updates” for their move in after Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, sources with knowledge on the planning told the media outlet.

The upgrades are necessary because the residence was previously occupied only temporarily, and the Mar-a-Lago club operates only in certain seasons. 

A Secret Service spokesperson declined to comment on specifics to ABC News. 

“For operational security reasons, the Secret Service does not discuss specifically or in general terms the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission,” the spokesperson said. 

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President Donald Trump calls Mar-a-Lago the ‘winter White House’[/caption]

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President Donald Trump has not conceded to Joe Biden[/caption]

Donald Trump will need to spend at least six months each calendar year in Florida to keep his resident status there but will very likely also go to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, as well as New York, sources told ABC News. 

With Trump Tower in Manhattan no longer the president’s main residence, the New York Police Department plans to work with the Secret Service to shrink the law enforcement presence around the building in New York City, a police source told the outlet. 

The report comes the same day that the White House General Services Administration wrote that Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the election based on states including Georgia and Michigan affirming him as the victor. 

However, Trump on Monday promised to keep fighting the election results in court. 

The president thanked General Services Administrator Emily Murphy “for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country” and said he did not want to see her and employees of the agency harassed, threatened or abused.

“Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” Trump tweeted. 

“Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”


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