Donald Trump Jr. (left), Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump take part in the roll call in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the second day of the Republican National Convention on July 19 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo: Joe Raedle
Photo: Joe Raedle

Q&A on the News

Q: Will all of President-elect Donald Trump’s children get Secret Service protection? Will his grandchildren?

—Audrey Helfman, Roswell

A: The Secret Service doesn’t comment on the people it’s currently protecting, a spokesman told Q&A on the News.

U.S. Code (18-3056) states that the immediate families of the president, vice president, the president-elect and the vice president-elect are entitled to Secret Service protection.

Daughter Ivanka Trump began receiving protection in September.

Grandchildren of other protectees have been designated as protectees in the past.

Trump, wife Melania and their son, Barron, 10, continue to live at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Donald Trump will move into the White House after next month’s inauguration.

Protecting the Trumps costs $2 million a day, NBC News reported on Nov. 24. New York City’s costs are $1 million a day, according to media reports.

“The No. 1 imperative here is safety and security,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told the media in November. “We owe that to the president-elect, his family and his team.”

Melania Trump and Barron are expected to stay in New York until he finishes his school year in June, NBC News reported.

Donald Trump has five children and eight grandchildren.

Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa, have five children. Ivanka Trump and husband, Jared Kushner, have three children. Trump’s two other children are Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump.

Q: We were just wondering what happened to Erica Byfield? She used to be a reporter for WSB-TV. We really enjoyed her reports.

—Bob Presley, Jonesboro

A: Byfield left Channel 2 Action News in August and now works for WNBC-TV in New York.

She had been with Channel 2 Action News for six years.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q& (include name, phone and city).

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