Trump ditches New York as primary residence

By Servet Gunerigok

WASHINGTON (AA) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed a report that he has changed his primary residence from Manhattan, New York to Palm Beach, Florida.

"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," Trump said on Twitter. "Few have been treated worse."

Earlier in the day, The New York Times reported that Trump and First Lady Melania Trump filed a "declaration of domicile" in September, citing documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

Trump "formerly resided at 721 Fifth Avenue," or Trump Tower, which has been his primary residence since 1983, according to the document.

It also lists "other places of abode" as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House and his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was quick to respond to the tweet, saying "Good riddance.”

"It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway…He’s all yours, Florida," Cuomo wrote.

“Don’t let the door hit you on the way out or whatever,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted.

"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!" said Trump.

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