Donald Trump moves tax residence to Florida

The American president feels "very badly treated" by his hometown of New York. "Good riddance," reacted the governor of this state who vote largely Democratic.

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The Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach, November 24, 2016.
The Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach, November 24, 2016. GERARDO MORA / AFP

US President Donald Trump, esteeming "Very badly treated" by his hometown of New York, announced Thursday, October 31 that he would make Palm Beach Florida his new tax residence. "My family and I are going to make Palm Beach (Florida) our main place of residence", wrote on Twitter the former businessman.

"I love New York, and New Yorkers, and that will always be the case, but unfortunately, despite the millions I pay in taxes to the municipality, local communities, and the state every year, I been very badly treated by the elected officials of both the city and the state. Few have been treated as badly. "

According to New York TimesMr. Trump and his wife Melania have already told everyone at the tax office in September that their main home is now in Palm Beach.

Unpopular in his hometown

The daily also quoted an unnamed source as saying the president had calculated that this place of residence would be better for him, while the White House declined to comment.

In fact, outside the White House, the head of state has spent the most time since taking office in his complex in Mar-a-Lago: 99 days, against 20 in his apartment Trump Tower, in the heart of Manhattan.

Mr. Trump is unpopular in his hometown, which traditionally votes for his Democratic opponents. The Trump Tower is the site of regular protests, and local authorities have repeatedly protested against his plans. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio responded by presenting his "Condolences to the good people of Florida".

" Good riddanceNew York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter: It's not like Donald Trump was paying taxes here anyway. It's yours, Florida. "

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