President Donald J. Trump is a lifelong resident of New York City. Before he became President Donald J. Trump, he was best known for being one of the most successful real estate developers and job creators in the history of New York City. Now, Donald J. Trump and his lovely wife, Melania, are waving good-bye to a liberal city that has treated them horribly.
The New York Post reports – Both Trump, 73, and his wife First Lady Melania Trump, 49, filed identical “declaration of domicile” documents with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court announcing the move.
“I hereby declare that my above-described residence and abode in the State of Florida constitutes my predominant and principal home, and I intend to continue it permanently as such,” states the document filed by the president.
“I formerly resided at 721 Fifth Avenue,” the document says, referring to the skyscraper off 57th Street, where Trump has lived since 1983, in a gold-plated triplex on the 58th floor.
An attachment lists “other places of abode” as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House’s address, and his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
President Trump just tweeted:
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 New York, and always will, but 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. 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!
Trump has done more for the city of New York than will ever be reported by the leftist media. One of his most underreported acts of generosity was taking over the failing, historic Wollman Rink in Central Park.
The New York Post – In the context of Donald Trump’s globe-girdling career, his repair job 30 years ago on an old ice skating rink might seem to merit a mere footnote. But Trump’s reopening of Central Park’s Wollman Rink in 1986 was a defining moment for him — and for many New Yorkers, a hell of a first impression.
The Wollman Rink, opened in 1949, was a beloved Manhattan postcard icon. It appeared in countless movies, including “Love Story.” But it was falling apart, and then-Mayor Ed Koch closed it in 1980.
The city promised to reopen it by 1985. But Koch’s incompetent commissioners and contractors let the job run $12 million over its original $4.7 million budget, and by 1986, the finish line was nowhere in sight.
In June 1986, Trump brashly offered to reopen the rink before Christmas. “If Koch doesn’t like this offer,” Trump said, “then let him have the same people who have built it for the last six years do it for the next six years.”
Koch held his nose and gave Trump the keys. Trump got the ice rink reopened to the public on Nov. 1. Maybe any able construction company could have done the same. But Trump’s success was a tonic to a crime-torn, crumbling city that needed some good news. It showed how private enterprise could handily whip government bureaucracy.
Wollman was a tiny project. But, unlike disputes over taxes and zoning, it told a story everyone could understand. It made Trump a hero, at least for a time. And more than any of his skyscrapers, it lent him the “can-do” reputation that propelled him into the White House.