Trump: "Everyone's leaving" New York, "it's turned out to be a hellhole"

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 10th, 2020 2:04 pm

Last Updated Jul 11th, 2020 at 4:24 pm

Commenting on the Supreme Court's ruling on Thursday that said the Manhattan district attorney can obtain his personal financial records, President Trump disparaged New York City as a "hellhole."

"This is purely political. I win at the federal level and we won very decisively and so they send it to New York," Trump said in reference to the city's pursuit of his shielded records. "You know what's going on in New York. Everyone's leaving. It's turned out to be a hellhole, and they better do something about it because people are leaving New York. But this is a political witch hunt that just continues."

The Supreme Court's 7-2 decision sided with New York state prosecutors looking to secure eight years of the president's financial documents, including his personal and business tax returns.

Trump has refused to make his tax returns public, claiming his financial records are still under audit. The IRS, however, has said this does not prevent the president from unveiling the documents.


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