U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Trump's Florida visits increase terrorism risk, Palm Beach County says

Trump's Florida visits increase terrorism risk, Palm Beach County says

President Trump’s frequent visits to South Florida make the area a high-risk target for terrorism, one that justifies more money from the federal government, Palm Beach County’s top law enforcement agency says.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is pushing for the federal government to boost its funding for terrorism prevention by designating Mar-a-Lago — Trump’s private club — a “high-risk critical asset,” according to a memo obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“Having the president governing from our county in an area bordered on water on each side in a facility never built to offer the level of protection the president requires is a challenge,” Palm Beach County...

EDITION: California | U.S. & World
52°