NBC Fears Trump Security in NYC ‘Bankrupting’ Local Businesses

Kyle Drennen | December 22, 2016
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Teasing an upcoming report on Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer hyped fears that security measures in New York City for Donald Trump were driving local shops and restaurants out of business: “Up next, is increased security for the President-elect around Trump Tower bankrupting nearby businesses?”

Introducing the report minutes later, Lauer noted “the cost of protecting the President-elect,” followed by substitute co-host Hoda Kotb warning: “Security around Trump Tower here in midtown Manhattan has taken over the surrounding streets and some small businesses in the area say they are paying the price.”

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