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Trump switches permanent residence from New York to Florida

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US President Donald Trump has announced he will make Florida his permanent home instead of Trump Tower in New York.

He said he had been badly treated by New York's political leaders, despite having paid millions of dollars in tax.

Mr Trump was born in New York but has increasingly spent more time at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach.

The president, a Republican, has been at odds with New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – both Democrats.

They both welcomed the news that the president was Florida-bound.

"Don't let the door hit you on the way out or whatever," tweeted Mr De Blasio.

Mr Cuomo challenged Mr Trump's assertion that he had paid his taxes, adding: "He's all yours, Florida."

Mr Trump has never released his tax returns and refuses to disclose personal tax information.

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He has owned the Mar-a-Lago resort since 1985 and travels frequently between there and the White House.

President Trump is running for a second term in next year's election and made clear on Thursday that he hoped to be in the White House for another five years.

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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…..

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019

End of Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump

He said he would always cherish New York but added: "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".

The New York Times reported that President Trump and his wife Melania filed for residency in Florida in September.

According to documents obtained by the Times, Mr Trump's "other places of abode" are listed as 1600 PennsylvanRead More – Source