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When will President Trump relocate to Palm Beach County?

Federal protection will be very visible, former Secret Service agent says
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Posted at 1:29 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 13:29:56-05

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump's move to Palm Beach County is now less than a week away.

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw outlined what the public can expect regarding security in the weeks ahead.

Bradshaw, who took his oath for a fifth time Thursday, is now prepping for President Trump's arrival as a private citizen.

"I don't have this on writing yet. My guess is he's either going to be here late on [Jan.] 19 or early on the [Jan.] 20," Bradshaw said.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw
Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says he expects President Trump to arrive on Jan. 20 or the day before.

When Trump does arrive in South Florida, Bradshaw said protection will be at presidential levels as it has been the last four years -- at least until he is no longer president.

"As soon as noontime on [Jan. 20] hits, and he's no longer the president, you're going to see a significant reduction, but not totally. That's why I say the footprint will be a little bit bigger than normal," Bradshaw said.

Tim Miller
Tim Miller, a former Secret Service agent, says to expect a very visible federal protection in the post-presidency of Donald Trump.

The post-presidency of Donald Trump in Palm Beach County will also be different from other former presidents.

"In my lifetime or career, I've not seen anything like it," said Tim Miller, a former Secret Service agent.

Miller has protected presidents and now heads a security firm in West Palm Beach.

He said federal protection will also not go away and will be very visible.

"What that means for Secret Service is they will have to be game on. Security for Secret Service is about responding to a crisis but not making that crisis happen," Miller said