#First Lady #Melania Trump has upset many #New York City (NYC) residents over the past few months. Rather than moving into the White House with her husband, President Donald Trump, Melania decided to stay in NYC with her ten-year-old son, Barron. Apparently, Trump's wife believes it would be best for Barron, the president's youngest son, to finish out the school year in New York.

Residents of NYC are not happy. Melania's decision to remain in her exclusive $100 million penthouse in NYC's Trump Tower is disruptive and costly. As a sign to show how very much they disapprove of the first lady's decision to remain in the city, nearly 500,000 people have signed a petition urging her to leave.

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Petition is crystal clear

Residents want Trump's wife to get the heck out of Trump Tower as soon as humanly possible. NYC taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for her special security coverage. Move out of NYC or pay for your private security and police protection yourself -- that's what residents are calling for. The U.S. taxpayer is spending too to protect her and her son in Trump Tower.

It is estimated that the NYC police department is costing taxpayers approximately $127,00-$146,000 every day to protect the president's wife and his son while they continue to live in Trump Tower. NYC police security costs to protect the Trump family during the election and his Inauguration was a reported $24 million.

First Lady should live with President

Petitioners say that Mrs. Trump and her son should be living in the White House with the president – it's what people do when they're married to the president of the U.S., they argue.

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It is clear that the first lady has been planning her move-in date since her husband took over the Oval Office. A few months ago she hired an interior designer to make over the presidential rooms, took down Mrs. Obama's crimson red curtains and replaced them with golden drapes, and replaced the sofa's with gold-flaked seating.

It is still uncertain if the White House will acknowledge the petition signed by nearly half a million NYC residents demanding Donald Trump's wife move out, or if the Big Apple will continue to be bitten by the cost of the pair remaining in Trump Tower.