Donald Trump is a New Yorker, born and raised. He made his career in NYC. And he’s lived in the city his entire life. Until now.
President Trump and his wife filed paperwork to change their permanent residence, as they move from the “Empire State.” He announced his new, permanent home on Twitter, while explaining why he’s ditching the North East.
Let’s get this straight right off the bat: Donald Trump is a New Yorker through and through. Everything Trump has he owes to his New York upbringing.
He made his fortune buying and developing real estate in New York City. He left the outer boroughs to do business in Manhatten, one of the most cut-throat and challenging places in the world. Yet despite overwhelming odds, he defeated the establishment elite of the city to become the top developer and businessman in the world.
Thanks to his success in the New York region, he launched a campaign that made him the President of the United States. Millions of New Yorkers love Donald Trump. They admire his success and stellar work ethic. But the swamp-dwelling scum of the city, much like those in D.C., have always hated him. The rich elite that run NYC have always had it out for Trump, known as the blue-collar billionaire.
They have always tried to slam him in the local press, when they’re not trying to block his deals or tax him into oblivion.
So now, after all these years, he’s saying goodbye to the city for a new home. In his parting words, he trashed the corrupt leaders that have made NYC a place totally uninhabitable for him and his family.
President Trump, a born-and-bred New Yorker, announced Thursday that he has changed his permanent residence to Palm Beach, Fla., because of the way politicians in New York City and the state of New York have treated him.
“I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse,” the president tweeted.
“I hated having to make this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!” [Source: Fox News]
Donald Trump is not the first to abandon New York for the Sunshine State. Not by a longshot. In fact, you can say a mass exodus from New York has been occurring for many years. It’s not just older Americans fleeing the North to retire in Florida.
Many New Yorkers have left for Florida and other Southern states (including yours truly) because they got sick and tired of the corruption of the city. New York is overcrowded, full of crime, and covered in trash.
Yet to live in this hell hole, New Yorkers get to pay sky-high taxes, including massive state and local income taxes. If you own a home in New York, you get to pay even more. And that’s not even factoring in rapidly-increasing costs of living, including rent double or triple the price compared to other cities. Then add the cost of food, energy, and gas—and the harsh Winters.
Why would anyone want to live there?
The leaders of New York immediately proved Donald Trump right in their reactions to his post.
In response to Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted: “Good riddance. It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida.”
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who ended his own run for the presidency, echoed Cuomo’s remarks.
“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever,” de Blasio wrote. [Source: Fox News]
Ah, such class acts. And they wonder why New York is rapidly beating Los Angeles and San Francisco to become the toilet bowl of America.