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Title: Trump heads for new life in Florida, marking end of an era in New York
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Published: Jan 17, 2021
Author: Victoria Bekiempis
Post Date: 2021-01-17 10:08:22 by BTP Holdings
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Trump heads for new life in Florida, marking end of an era in New York

by Victoria Bekiempis | January 17. 2021

Trump heads for new life in Florida, marking end of an era in New York

When Donald Trump leaves the White House on 20 January, reports indicate that he will not return to his home town of New York City but rather, reside at his Mar-a-Lago home in south Florida. Indeed, Trump formally changed his residency to the so-called Sunshine State in fall 2019.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Photograph: Marty Lederhandler/AP © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Marty Lederhandler/AP

Trump’s seemingly permanent departure to a state known for its large population of elderly retirees marks the end of an era in New York, the city where he grew up and moved from its suburbs of Queens to become an icon of brash Manhattan style and wealth in the 1970s and 1980s.

“He made his presence known on the island of Manhattan in the mid 70s, a brash Adonis from the outer boroughs bent on placing his imprint on the golden rock,” the New York Times reported in 1983. “Donald John Trump exhibited a flair for self-promotion, grandiose schemes – and, perhaps not surprisingly, for provoking fury along the way.”

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Donald Trump, then a a real estate mogul, in 1985, with an artist’s display of Television City, a development proposal on the west side of Manhattan.
© Photograph: Marty Lederhandler/AP Donald Trump, then a a real estate mogul, in 1985, with an artist’s display of Television City, a development proposal on the west side of Manhattan.

Trump’s flashiness arguably encapsulated the unapologetic financial excesses of the 1980s and beyond with him sticking his family name on seemingly everything he got his hands on. There have been 17 properties in New York City that bore Trump’s name over time, NBC News reported.

Trump became a tabloid fixture, feeding the papers stories about himself, according to the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets. One of them was the famed New York Post cover about his relationship with Marla Maples, who became his second wife. The headline read: “Marla boasts to her pals about Donald: ‘BEST SEX I’VE EVER HAD.’”

Trump even had a cameo in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Macaulay Culkin, as the star Kevin, asks him for directions to the lobby of the Plaza hotel, which Trump owned at that time.

While Trump’s cultural cachet was bizarre, it had power. Director Chris Columbus said in a December interview with Insider that Trump “did bully his way into the movie” by demanding that he get a role in return for allowing shooting to take place at the Plaza.

The majority of New Yorkers are not mourning Trump’s departure. They long seemed ready for it.

When news emerged that Trump was changing his residency, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in as statement: “Good riddance. It’s not like Mr Trump paid taxes here anyway. He’s all yours, Florida.”

Cuomo’s reaction encapsulated the feelings of many residents. New York is a blue state, and the city still more liberal; since Trump took office, there have routinely been demonstrations against White House policies outside his eponymous properties.

New Yorkers’ dislike of Trump hit new highs last spring. His administration’s mishandling of coronavirus was felt especially deeply in New York City, an early US center of the pandemic. City and state officials begged a seemingly uninterested Trump for help.

“How on earth do you think that New York City can get back on its feet without federal support?” Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Mr President, are you going to save New York City, or are you telling New York City to drop dead?”

Cuomo, speaking of the coronavirus-spurred financial crisis in September, remarked: “Trump is actively trying to kill New York City. It is personal. I think it’s psychological. He is trying to kill New York City.”

Since many New Yorkers feel this way, it’s not surprising that Trump and his clan have nothing left for them here, except for a sea of legal problems.

De Blasio announced this week that New York City was cutting its contracts with Trump’s companies for his involvement in spurring a deadly attack on the Capitol. That means Trump will lose $17m in deals to run the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks, and Ferry Point golf course in the Bronx, according to ABC News.

Trump’s cronies speculate that Trump’s departure from New York City could also include his business interests, given his dislike of local and state officials, ABC News reported. Meanwhile, the Manhattan district attorney and state attorney general are investigating Trump’s financial dealings.

Trump’s departure from the White House also means that civil litigation against him here might finally proceed, as he can no longer cite presidential duties in efforts to delay proceedings.

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are not expected to be welcomed in New York City’s elite circles when they leave Washington, according to reports. They purchased a $30m property in Miami’s luxe Indian Creek village.

Donald Trump Jr and girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle are also relocating to Florida and are eyeing homes in Jupiter. “There is no way they can stay in New York. They’d be tortured in the streets,” a source told the New York Post of Junior’s impending move.

As Trump and his family try building a new life, and potential Maga capital, in south Florida, the ostracism they faced in New York might follow them to some degree. Ivanka and Kushner might struggle with the south Florida social scene.

The New York Post quoted a source saying: “The Indian Creek country club members are very picky and the word is that Javanka need not apply.”

Even Trump’s appearance in Home Alone 2 has come into question, with Culkin supporting social media commentary in favor of removing Trump from the movie.

Poster Comment:

We were in NYC with straight truck in late 90s. Going thru Harlem the blacks were J-walking and I was laying on the horn.

Trump may be down, but he is not out.

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Why should Trump say in NYC when they are taxing the wealthy to death. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-17   10:09:43 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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My bet is that Trump will be dead within 3 years. I say this because they definitely do not want him to run again. His regular doctor is dead now, and any new doctor he gets may be getting instructions from someone or somewhere else.

He’s not going to save America. He’s not going to ratchet up Martial Law, and he’s definitely not going to be doing any mass arrests at the last minute because he simply does not have the power anymore.

While he is president up until the morning of the 20th, I know for a fact that he will not be doing anything other than saying goodbye. There will not be a civil war in this country. I had this thought about it. If there hasn’t been one in the last 20 years, there’s not going to be one in the next 3 weeks. I do not see Joe Biden making it through the first year of his term as president for the simple fact his health is not good, and he has his own battery of legal problems, not counting his son Hunter’s problems which if the Ukrainians do their job, will keep bringing up until they get their stolen gold back.

"Call Me Ishmael" -Ishmael, A character from the book "Moby Dick" 1851. "Call Me Fishmeal" -Osama Bin Laden, A character created by the CIA, and the world's Hide And Seek Champion 2001-2011. -Tommythemadartist

TommyTheMadArtist  posted on  2021-01-17   12:19:35 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: BTP Holdings (#0)

It is my understanding that someone can stay at the FL place for only 21 days a year, even that Trump has a 3 bedroom place on the property.

Darkwing  posted on  2021-01-17   12:50:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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