Donald Trump recently explained why he is leaving New York City after his time in the White House. His plan is to exit out of the “city that never sleeps,” and retreat to his Mar-a-Lago resort when his tenure as president is over.
The Queens native wrote a series of tweets about his departure from Trump Tower after reports surfaced that indicated he filed documents to change his primary residence to Palm Beach, Florida.
“I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will,” Trump wrote.
“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.”
Trump was raised in a modest Tudor-style home in the Empire State and has lived in a lavish 58-floor apartment building emblazoned with his family name on Fifth Avenue since 1983.
Trump’s reality television show featured the Manhattan skyline in his popular game show in the ’00s. He has been found the pages of NYC’s tabloids for decades.
But, as Trump tweeted, “few have been treated worse.”
Maybe he was referring to the demonstrators who post up outside Trump Tower when he’s in town.
Or, possibly, he was referring to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s quest to hunt down his tax returns.
What about the city’s new top lawyer Jim Johnson — who declared on Thursday that his No. 1 priority would be going after Trump.
“The city and nation are facing a president that’s just tough on the most vulnerable and one of the things the department has been doing and I would like to advance is focusing on affirmative litigation,” Johnson said.
The city and state also have been fighting with the Trump administration over immigration policies and other issues.
“Good riddance,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo after news of his impending exit. “He’s all yours, Florida.”
The decision was not an easy one for Trump.
“I hated having to make this decision,” he wrote. “But in the end, it will be best for all concerned.”
The residence change was filed in late September, but Trump said Pennsylvania Avenue suits him well.
“The White House is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years,” he said, referring to a second term in the Oval Office.
And no matter what, Trump promised he “will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York” — the financial and cultural mecca that helped create him.
“It will always have a special place in my heart!”
Credit: NY Post