It’s going to cost so much fucking money for the Trumps to stay in New York City

I know there are scarier and more terrible things about our incoming dictator than him just being a plain old asshole, but man, is Donald Trump just a plain old asshole. His wife is, too. They’re all assholes. The Trumps have all decided that they’re not really going to move into the White House and instead spend time in New York City for their 10-year-old son, Barron, to finish the school year and just because they want to. What they’re not addressing, though, is the fact that it is going to cost so much money to keep Trump in New York City. Like, a lot of money and manpower. It’s not just rude — it’s almost an abuse of power in terms of how many resources are going to be wasted.

Here’s the deal. Melania doesn’t want to disturb Barron’s life, which is totally acceptable on some level. But Trump has already made it clear that he doesn’t want to spend time at the White House either and will keep his residence at Trump Tower and work only when Congress is in session (just four days a week). He likes to “wake up in his own bed.”

I mean, as a New Yorker, I get not wanting to move anywhere else in the country, but I am not the president. A president moves his bed and his family to the White House and gets on with it.

Most of the conversation surrounding the incoming first family’s residence comes down to how “unprecedented” it is. And it is — George and Martha Washington were the only first couple to not live in the White House because it wasn’t built yet. Anna Harrison, wife of ninth president William Henry Harrison, never officially moved in either because her husband died a month after inauguration. So yeah, this is a new thing.

But screw history and decorum, because we threw that out the window when we let a white supremacist whisper sweet nothings into a candidate’s ear on the campaign trail. No, let’s talk about what an insane waste of money and resources it is to have the president-elect live in two places at once. I’m not even talking about traffic in front of Trump Tower, because seriously, it’s midtown Manhattan; it’s always a shit show. But having to secure both the White House and Trump Tower is going to cost a whole lotta cash.

Not to mention the fact that he’ll probably fly between D.C. and New York, adds to the costs and carbon footprint of this ridiculous plan (even if he drives, it’s like ten cars every time). Already the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, is asking the feds to foot the bill for the extra NYPD officers (50 extra for each shift) and their overtime. No actual numbers have been floated yet, but let’s all be realistic about how many zeros that puts behind the dollar sign.

There are standard no fly-zones over president-elect and vice-president-elect’s residences, but they usually expire on inauguration day. We’ll have to keep the no-fly zone over Trump’s shiny castle in New York, meaning planes flying into LaGuardia and JFK will have to reroute themselves. Again, this is not about a hassle — this is about the principle of wasting money/flaunting wealth and sacrificing the security of two major cities (because I know the NYPD and Secret Service are top notch and all, but when you’re spread thin, you’re spread thin).

All Trump does is talk shit about how bad our economy is and his supporters want “small government.” Trump doesn’t even pay taxes. He said in September on Bill O’Reilly’s show that politicians “waste the money. They don’t know what they are doing with the money. Some cases they do, and they have bad motives.” He has a lot of fucking nerve.

Then again, not to get all patriotic on you, but maybe it’s a good thing the executive mansion won’t be tarnished with Trump’s (likely) shitty, gaudy art, or Steve Bannon walking around the Lincoln bedroom in his alt-right pjs. Let it go into disrepair, Beauty and the Beast-style until the next election, when Americans will hopefully still be angry about the lack of respect for civil rights, human rights, and our fucking Constitution and elect someone to come in and make everything somehow tolerable again.