New Yorkers are uniquely able to appreciate the favor President Trump is doing for the people of Washington, DC, by not venturing out of the White House and into their neighborhoods.
For decades now, presidential visits here have meant Bill-lock, Bush-lock and Bam-lock — gridlock imposed as the Secret Service shuts down streets for security.
Washington has long seen much the same mess, but much more frequently, whenever the chief executive ventures out to a school or area business to make some symbolic political point.
It’s even worse when a prez heads to a local eatery in a lame p.r. effort to come off as “just folks.” (Though, the huge entourage proves he’s not.)
The one time Trump “left the reservation” so far was last Saturday night — when he skipped off to the BLT Steakhouse inside DC’s Trump Hotel, just five minutes from the White House.
According to the Independent Journal Review’s Benny Johnson, who got a tip about the visit and managed to snag a table, the security was notable but not too disruptive — and the president discreetly tipped the busboy a Benjamin.
Sounds like a pretty classy neighbor.
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