I’m sorry, the head of the government which relies on tax money to function, is moving to avoid paying his fair share of tax money?
Courtesy of NYT:
In late September, Mr. Trump changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Melania Trump, the first lady, also changed her residence to Palm Beach in an identical document.
Each of the Trumps filed a “declaration of domicile” saying that the Mar-a-Lago Club, Mr. Trump’s resort in Palm Beach, will be their permanent residence.
The president confirmed the decision on Twitter after The New York Times reported on the move, saying that he would “be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence.”
“I cherish New York, and the people of New York,” he added, “and always will.”
But he didn’t have much nice to say about the public officials of New York.
“I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse,” he said, describing his decision as the “best for all concerned.”
In response to that the Govenor of New York tweeted this:
It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway…
He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 1, 2019
According to sources Trump made the move primarily for tax reasons as Florida has no income or inheritance tax.
However it should also be noted that Trump is currently battling a subpoena from a Manhattan district attorney for eight years of his tax returns.
Moving to Florida will have no impact on that case, but who knows if Trump realizes that?