US military reportedly paying $130,000 a month to lease space in Trump Tower

The United States government is paying more than $ 130,000 a month to rent a space in Trump Tower for a military office that supports the White House, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Lease documents obtained by the Journal showed the government agreed to pay $ 2.39 million for a 3,475 square foot space from April 11, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018 — above market rate for similarly sized high rise luxury apartments, the report said.

A spokeswoman at the General Services Administration said the space is owned by someone not affiliated with the Trump Organization, suggesting the rent money isn’t going to President Donald Trump, according to the report.

The GSA is the agency that negotiates office space agreements for the government.

An office like the one in Trump Tower is used by the U.S. military to provide services that need to be close to the president at all times. That includes medical, food, transportation, communications and a briefcase that allows the president to authorize a nuclear attack, the Journal said.

The president, however, hasn’t spent a night at the skyscraper since taking office, it added.

Read the full Wall Street Journal report here.

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