For decades, ex-US President Donald Trump (74) was considered a kind of “King of New York”: In the metropolis of millions, his father Fred C. Trump had started the construction business, from which “The Donald” eventually turned into a billion -Imperium made.
But in the course of his presidency, Trump was seen less and less in the “Big Apple”. After moving out of the White House, he no longer has his main residence in New York’s “Trump Tower” (Fifth Avenue), but in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach (Florida).
Why was he back in town all of a sudden?
For the first time since the end of his presidency, Trump has returned to New York. He spent less than 48 hours in the closely guarded Trump Tower, which not only houses a Trump apartment but also a headquarters for his company. Then we went back to Florida by private jet.
When he said goodbye, the ex-president greeted the crowd that had gathered around his car. His son Don Jr. followed and got into another car of the motorcade that had come for Trump. The ex-president’s special assistant William Russell carried numerous Trump files to a car.
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Even before his arrival, Trump fans had gathered in front of Trump Tower to greet the former president. There were also opponents who protested against himPhoto: CARLO ALLEGRI / REUTERS
What are the reasons for Trump’s trip?
One reason for Trump’s return to New York City: He is said to have found out about his company’s affairs, as he and his business partners are at the center of investigations by the New York City Attorney’s Office. The report “Daily Mail“And” New York Daily News “.
Another possible reason: Trump might want to devote himself to his company again and is familiar with the current business.
After he was elected president, he handed over the reins of the Trump Organization to his sons, but remained the owners.
An insider said: “He is quite curious about his business and his employees, his organization.” Although he is “not quite sure what role he will play.” One thing is certain: he misses the job in the company.
Trump plagued New York
Over the past few years, Trump has repeatedly ventured his displeasure with his ex-home in New York.
He tweeted in 2019: “It’s so sad to see New York City and the state falling apart. They just want to investigate so that I hate them even more than I should. Governor Cuomo has lost control and lost his mind. Very bad for the homeless and everyone! “
“Donald Trump says he hates New York because of the investigation ‘even more than I should'”, wrote the New York newspaper “Newsweek” afterwards, appalled.
Trump later tweeted that while he loved New York, under the current leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio “it can never be great again”.
Another tweet: “I value 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 every year, I was turned by the political leaders Treated very badly by both city and state. Only a few were treated worse. “
Multiple investigations against Trump
Several investigations are currently underway against Trump. For example, stores around the “Trump Tower” in New York City are examined. Also: loans relating to the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. It should be about possible tax, insurance and bank fraud.
And: After a legal dispute about the publication of Trump’s tax returns, these are available to the public prosecutor. She is now checking the information provided by Trump.
In addition, New York prosecutors recently targeted another Trump (74) property for possible tax fraud (BILD reported).
Trump bought a property in New York State for $ 7.5 million in 1995, as the Wall Street Journal reported.
He is said to have put the value of the property at $ 291 million. But it’s only 19 million on the tax lists.