Baltimore City Council condemns Trump's rhetoric, days before his visit

Nydia Velazquez

Democrats: Congress stiffing city on Donald Trump's security

Congress is shortchanging the city by proposing to reimburse just $7 million — a fifth of the city's request — for protecting Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the mayor said Wednesday.

"New York City taxpayers should not be on the hook for 80 percent of the national bill" to protect Trump and his family, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement.

Since Trump won the Nov. 8 election, security around Trump Tower, the eponymous Manhattan skyscraper where he lives and works, has been stepped up to extraordinary levels. The New York Police Department has played a major role, along with the Secret Service and Trump's private security...