Trump Explains Why He Changed His Permanent Residence from NY to Florida in Tweets

Thursday evening, President Trump explained via a series of tweets why he has decided to make Florida his permanent residence.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence. 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. Few have been treated worse. I hated having to make….

….this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!

The move sparked immediate criticism from NY governor Andrew Cuomo, who tweeted:

Good riddance.

It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway…

He’s all yours, Florida.

TheHill reports President Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court that were reviewed by The New York Times.

Both the president and Melania Trump last month filed a “declaration of domicile” saying their Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach will be their permanent residence.

“If I maintain another place or places of abode in some other state or states, I hereby declare that my above-described residence and abode in the State of Florida constitutes my predominant and principal home, and I intend to continue it permanently as such,” reads the document that Trump filed.

“I formerly resided at 721 Fifth Avenue,” the document says, referring to Trump Tower in Manhattan.

Another document lists his other residences as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address for the White House, and his private golf club in Bedminster, N.J.

A person close to the president told the Times that Trump’s decision to change his primary residence was largely for tax purposes. The person also cited Trump’s frustration with the Manhattan district attorney’s lawsuit seeking his tax returns.