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Trump Is Officially No Longer a New Yorker

'He's all yours, Florida,' NY governor says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2019 3:40 AM CDT
Updated Nov 1, 2019 6:54 AM CDT
In this Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018 photo, President Trump speaks to reporters following a teleconference with troops from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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(Newser) – President Trump is now officially a Florida man. According to documents seen by the New York Times, the president—who was born in Queens and has described himself as a lifelong New York City resident—changed his "primary residence" from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Florida, around a month ago. After the Times reported the change, Trump confirmed that he will be making Palm Beach, where he owns the Mar-a-Lago resort, his "Permanent Residence" after leaving the White House. He tweeted that while New York and its people will always have a special place in his heart, "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."

"I hated having to make this decision but in the end it will be best for all concerned," Trump added. Melania Trump filed the same "declaration of domicile" in Palm Beach County. NBC reports that the president has spent 99 days at Mar-a-Lago since becoming president—around 10% of his time in office—but only 20 at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Sources tell the Times the move is largely for tax reasons: Trump isn't happy about Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance pursuing his tax returns, and Florida has no state income tax or inheritance tax. Gov. Andrew Cuomo won't be sad to see Trump leave New York, the New York Daily News reports. "Good riddance," he tweeted, adding that it's not as if "Trump paid taxes here anyway." "He's all yours, Florida," Cuomo said. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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