President Donald Trump, a lifelong New Yorker, has changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Florida, court documents show.
Trump has been battling against disclosing his tax records to Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat, filing a lawsuit to combat a subpoena aimed at ordering the president to disclose tax records. Changing his residence will not affect the case, the New York Times reported. Trump changed his residence in late September, the court documents show.
The president tweeted about changing residences Thursday evening, noting that high taxes and being treated “very badly by political leaders” in the state caused him to become a Floridian.
“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 added.
Melania Trump also filled out documents to change her permanent residence to Florida, the New York Times reported, citing court filings. The family filled out a “declaration of domicile” stating that their new permanent residence will be the Mar-a-Lago Club, Trump’s resort.
The president has spent 99 days at his Florida resort and 20 days at Trump Tower in New York, NBC News reported. His New York residence apparently posed challenges for the Secret Service.