Detractors allege that the president flees the controversy over his tax returns
Critics of President Donald Trump mocked the internet and accused him of trying to lighten his tax bill after he announced Thursday that his permanent residence would be Palm Beach, Florida, instead of the Trump Tower in New York.
“Donald Trump does not want the state of New York to see his taxes, I wonder why. Let's say this as it is: corruption, plain and simple, ”Senator Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidate for the 2020 elections, tweeted on Thursday.RELATED
Trump, a lifelong New Yorker, filed a "declaration of domicile" with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court in September, renouncing his residence in New York and designating the family's Mar-a-Lake resort as his main residence, according to The New York Times. The newspaper, which first reported Trump's change of residence, said the measure has fiscal reasons: Florida in particular has no state income or inheritance taxes.
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In New York, Trump faces scrutiny by both the state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney on his tax returns.
"The ordinary Americans do not own resorts that they can list as alternative addresses to modify their tax obligation," representative Nita Lowey, a New York Democrat tweeted on Thursday. "Middle-class families today face more tax burdens while the president dodges the consequences of the Republican bill."
Dan Pfeiffer, former Obama advisor, joked in a tweet Thursday: "The president flees to Florida to avoid paying taxes."
Trump tweeted Thursday night that he appreciated his hometown and "hated having to make this decision", but "despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in municipal, state and local taxes every year, political leaders have treated me very bad, both the city and the state. "
He added that New York "will always have a special place in my heart."
Former Representative Gwen Graham, a Florida Democrat, reacted to the news with just four words: “We. No. Lo. we want".
And Michael Steele, former president of the Republican National Committee, tweeted: "Damn it, you will have taken Trump out of #NYC." #PoorFlorida “.
The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, Democrat and former 2020 candidate, also opined.
"Don't let the door hit you when you leave or something," he tweeted Thursday. De Blasio followed up early on Friday with another message: "Our deepest condolences to the good people of Florida as Trump tries to escape his past (and near future)."
In a mocking monologue on Friday morning, Pat Kiernan, a longtime morning news anchor in NY1, also strongly criticized the president for the move, specifically the cost and inconvenience the city has endured to protect the perimeter of the Tower Trump in Manhattan.
– Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) November 1, 2019
(By Dartunorro Clark)