Donald Trump announced on Twitter last night that he would be moving from his home city of New York to Palm Beach, Florida. While the President was a newsworthy figure in Manhattan, he was never very popular there. During the 2016 election, he lost to city’s vote to Hillary Clinton by 60 percentage points.
The move from New York to Florida prompted farewell messages from many New Yorkers including Governor Andrew Cuomo. The President’s son, Donald Jr., hit back at the governor and claimed that his policies have forced the move of “tens of thousands” of business people.
The President’s announcement read, “I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, 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.”
Cuomo responded to this message, “Good riddance. It’s not like Donald Trump paid taxes here anyway….He’s all yours, Florida.”
It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway…
He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ
— Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2019
This drew the ire of Donald Trump Jr. He tweeted, “Nice soundbite. Now do the tens of thousands of other successful New Yorkers and businesses fleeing your idiotic policies every week. I’ll wait. Also I don’t remember this sentiment ever stopping you from coming to Donald Trump’s office begging for $. I was there. GOOD TIMES!”
Nice soundbite. Now do the tens of thousands of other successful New Yorkers and businesses fleeing your idiotic policies every week. I’ll wait.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 1, 2019
It is unclear where Trump Jr. got his Cuomo economic information from. Since the Governor took office in 2011, New York has added 1 million job and the unemplyment rate has gone from 8.3% to 4.5%.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.