Earlier this evening, the New York Times reported that according to recent filings, our so-called “president” has declared himself to be a resident of Florida.
The Times reports:
‘In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document, Each of the Trumps filed a ‘declaration of domicile’ saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, Mr. Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, will be their permanent residence.’
The article continues:
‘White House officials declined to say why Mr. Trump changed his primary residence, but a person close to the president said the reasons were primarily for tax purposes. The person also said that Mr. Trump, who is deeply unpopular in New York, was infuriated by a lawsuit filed by Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, seeking the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump has not released. Changing his residence to Florida is not expected to have any effect on the lawsuit.’
As most of you probably know, there is no love lost between Trump and New York City, where before he became the current occupant of the White House, he lived in his giant golden Trump Tower in the heart of Manhattan. New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, was all too happy to react to the news that Trump is no longer his problem (at least on paper, anyway) and had a farewell message for him as well as a few jabs:
‘It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway.
‘He’s all yours, Florida.’
The reactions from Twitter were priceless:
Andrew Cuomo reacts to the NYT report that @realDonaldTrump has filed residency paperwork to become a Floridian, essentially renouncing New York to reduce his tax liabilities:
“Good riddance,” says Cuomo. “It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway. He’s all yours, Florida.”
— James Hohmann (@jameshohmann) November 1, 2019
Poor Trump. Florida doesn’t seem to want him, either! Maybe we’ll get lucky and he’ll move to Russia. It’s a nice dream…
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