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Why tycoon Trump may not live full-time in White House

Nick Allen

Published 14/11/2016 | 02:30

Donald Trump ‘plans to split time’ between White House and his New York penthouse Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Donald Trump ‘plans to split time’ between White House and his New York penthouse Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump may continue to live in his $100m penthouse in New York rather than move into the White House full-time when he becomes president.

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He has told his team that he would like to spend his time in New York whenever he can, according to 'The New York Times'. During the campaign, he would often fly back late at night to his home in Trump Tower from wherever he was on the trail.

The Secret Service has already issued a strong suggestion that he should move to the White House full-time.

Agents have described the prospect of protecting him in New York as a "security nightmare".

Mr Trump lives with his wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron in a gilded three-floor apartment designed in the style of Louis XIV, overlooking Central Park. He has lived in Trump Tower for three decades and has often talked about how much he loves it. He may spend weekdays in the White House and weekends in New York. Barron attends the prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan.

Barack Obama moved in to the White House on his inauguration despite his daughters being in school in Chicago.

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