President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on Thursday announced that he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence instead of his Trump Tower apartment in New York city.
Trump owns the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach since 1985 and has spent more time there during his presidency than at his penthouse apartment on Fifth Avenue in New York.
“My family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence.
“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,” he said on twitter.
Trump, who has lived in New York since childhood was raised in the city’s Queens borough and later moved to Manhattan. Trump Tower serves as both his residence and the headquarters of the Trump organisation, his real estate company.
“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,” Trump added.
Trump, a Republican, has been embroiled in a feud with New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, who are both Democrats.
Reacting to the announcement, Cuomo, tweeted: “Good riddance. It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway. He’s all yours, Florida.”
De Blasio also said on Twitter: “Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever.”
According to New York Times, Trump filed to change his primary residence in late September in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.