Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed to the U.S capital to be ready for the Inauguration day after an assassination plot was discovered.
On the Inauguration day, there will be 5,000 troops deployed downtown and a massively beefed up security presence surround Donald Trump to stop any assassination attempt.
Despite the increased security concerns, the major of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser, said that the city is ready and well prepared for the event.
“We prepare for the biggest number possible,” Bowser said. Secret Service special agent Brian Ebert said the Washington field office is “well-prepared and ready for this inauguration,” writes the Washington Examiner.
In addition to the 5,000 National Guard troops being deployed in the city, 3,000 security officers from multiple jurisdictions will also be on the ground, according to security officials.
“My expectation of this entire team is that they have prepared for any and all circumstances,” Bowser said.
The city’s interim police chief, Peter Newsham, said the city is ready for all contingencies and is monitoring social media to track activists and others looking to disrupt the 58th inauguration.
“Some folks that are indicating on social media that they’re coming to shut down the inauguration or the events,” Police Chief Newsham said. “[It] is something that we will be prepared for.”
The inauguration will cost the city $ 30 million, with $ 19 million appropriated by Congress, according to the mayor. Bowser expects the remainder to be reimbursed by the federal government.