Trump Jr. tells off NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for celebrating President Trump leaving New York

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Donald Trump Jr. fired back at Cuomo for his snarky remark after the president announced he was leaving New York and making Florida his permanent residence.

Trump’s statement: In a series of tweets on Friday, Trump wrote: “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 continued.

In response to the announcement, The New York Times tweeted: “President Trump doesn’t want to be a New Yorker anymore. He filed residency paperwork for Florida, a favorite of the wealthy for tax reasons.”

Approximately 20 minutes later, Cuomo also responded to Trump’s announcement, saying: “Good riddance. It’s not like @realDonaldTrump paid taxes here anyway… He’s all yours, Florida.”

This prompted President Trump’s eldest son to issue a blistering response to Cuomo.

“Nice soundbite. Now do the tens of thousands of other successful New Yorkers and businesses fleeing your idiotic policies every week. I’ll wait. Also I don’t remember this sentiment ever stopping you from coming to @realDonaldTrump’s office begging for $. I was there. GOOD TIMES,” Trump Jr. said.

In an appearance on Fox News, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham also criticized Cuomo’s remarks, saying, “We’re not going to waste our time with a governor who would say something like that. That was petty and that was silly. I’ll leave it at that.”

photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

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