President Donald Trump is a lifelong New Yorker, albeit not a typical one. He's partied at Studio 54 and he has buildings emblazoned with his name, but New York's hardly loved him back, despite his being one of the city's most familiar faces.
Trump recently filed to change his residency from New York to Florida—even referring to Trump Tower as his former home. After the story broke, the President addressed the move on his Twitter account.
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5… https://t.co/GjorhUYs1E— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1572571964.0
....New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state an… https://t.co/zpN8rA6XXy— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1572571964.0
....this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help N… https://t.co/sJcBPZIAK7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1572571965.0
Another prominent New Yorker, Governor Andrew Cuomo, didn't waste time saying his goodbyes in a Thursday night tweet.
Good riddance. It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway... He’s all yours, Florida. https://t.co/9AX0q1aBkQ— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo) 1572567190.0
Since before Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, he and Cuomo have been on sour terms. Trump routinely mocks the governor's brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, on Twitter. Governor Cuomo wholeheartedly endorses the numerous state investigations into Trump's business dealings.
With Trump's years-long unwillingness to release his tax returns to the public, as well as evidence of tax fraud, Cuomo's dig at Trump's taxes was a searing burn.
In fact, most people seem to believe that taxes have everything to do with Trump's decision to leave the city.
@NYGovCuomo @realDonaldTrump Does this have anything to do with the NY AG’s cases against Trump and efforts to obtain his tax returns 🤔— SarahCA 💙🌊 (@SarahCA 💙🌊) 1572568390.0
@NYGovCuomo @SarahBCalif @realDonaldTrump An old man moving to Florida to avoid taxes might start a trend.— Lynette Craig (@Lynette Craig) 1572568426.0
@NYGovCuomo @realDonaldTrump Florida doesn’t have state income tax, sooooo......— Cameron Treadway 🗽 (@Cameron Treadway 🗽) 1572612042.0
The "Florida Man" jokes also came rolling in.
@nytimes Florida man ruins country in less than 4 years.... #FloridaMan #ImpeachTrump #MoscowMitch https://t.co/ICwOneR9mW— Adam 🌎 (@Adam 🌎) 1572575706.0
Really looking forward to the “Florida Man gets impeached” headline. https://t.co/yMW1RD4m45— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1572573957.0
At least Trump will get to spend even more time at Mar-A-Lago.