(From FOX News)
The Pentagon is paying more than $130,000 a month to rent space at Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan for the White House Military Office despite the fact that the President has not stayed at the skyscraper for months, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The military agreed Tuesday to pay $180,000 for the last 20 days of April and the new rent every month thereafter, according to the contract, which was released by the General Services Administration (GSA). The leasing rate for the space is far above the going rate for a similar space in Manhattan, making it among the most expensive rentals in the Big Apple.
Large amounts of the 149-page lease were redacted by the GSA, so it is not clear who owns the space being rented. A Pentagon official told The Journal in a letter that the space has a private owner not affiliated with the Trump organization. The department said Trump will not benefit from the rent.