A Closer Look at the Massive NYPD Security Effort Ahead of Trump Visit
Julie Banderas reported this morning from New York City on the massive NYPD security effort ahead of President Trump's visit to his hometown.
Trump will arrive at JFK Airport this afternoon before a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia at the Peninsula Hotel, near Trump Tower.
Banderas said providing security for the presidential visit brings in many layers of NYPD resources and requires highly-trained units at the ready.
Thousands of protesters are expected to gather near Trump Tower, where the First Lady and their son, 11-year-old Barron, still reside.
Officers armed with long guns will be stationed around the location, visible to the public. Banderas explained that the department has a Plan A, B, C and D formulated to deal with all sorts of scenarios and threats.
That includes hidden sniper teams teams trained to hit a target from 200 yards away and helicopters which can deploy rapidly and allow officers to rappel onto any platform in the city.
Congress, in its latest budget, approved tens of millions of dollars to reimburse the city for the security cost.
The president and First Lady, joined by Prime Minister Turnbull and his wife, are scheduled to go by motorcade to the USS Intrepid tonight, where Trump will speak at a black-tie reception marking 75 years since the Battle of the Coral Sea.
The May 1942 WWII battle pitted the U.S. and Australian navies against the Imperial Japanese, with Allied ships repelling the advance.
Watch Julie's full report above.
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