Florida is one of seven states where citizens do not pay taxes
Donald Trump stops being a New Yorker
Donald Trump decides not to be a resident in New York. He prefers to be from Florida, one of the favorite destinations of the great fortunes of the United States. And it's not even because the Queens native wants to have more winter sun, bathe on its white sand beaches or play golf. It is for a pure fiscal question, to save millions in taxes. The same reason that magnate Carl Icahn has just announced that he is moving his fund to the peninsula.
At the end of last September, according to The New York Times, the president of the United States changed his principal residence from the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. He did it with the first lady, Melania Trump. The residence in the State of Florida, can be read in the documentation that proves the reasons for the change, constitutes my main and predominant home.
The triplex on the 58th floor of the Trump Tower was the home of the businessman since 1983. There is also the headquarters of the family's real estate business. The list of places where he lives also includes the White House, the president's official residence, as well as the golf club in Bedminster (New Jersey). The latter is, next to Mar-a-Lago, one of his retirement places.
Trump's visits to New York were counted since he moved to Washington to take the reins of the country. The protests and the entire security operation that mobilizes the president in their wake are a headache even for a city that can with everything. The Republican is also considered a non-grata person by the neighbors of the largest metropolis in the country. All this will hinder your eventual return.
The president confirmed it on Twitter. "I appreciate the people of New York," he says, "I always will." "But unfortunately," he laments, "despite paying millions in municipal, state and local taxes, political leaders have treated me very badly." Trump says he "hates making this decision" but concludes that it is the best solution. New York, he says, "will always have a special place in my heart."
The governor of New York, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, soon applauded Donald Trump's decision to change residence. "Good trip," he predicts with a brief message on Twitter, "it's not like he pays taxes here anyway." "All yours, Florida," he concludes by putting the link to the Times news. Cuomo and Trump are old adversaries.