Donald J. Trump- His Chances Of Ever Returning To New York


Emmanuelle Blanchard

Based on his recent tweets, and his refusal to congratulate president elect Joe Biden, it is very likely that president Donald J. Trump will not concede quietly.  Trump owns many hotels and buildings in New York City like the Trump International Hotel and Tower New York, but many people are asking, will he return to them?  On Saturday, November 7, Biden’s victory was announced by CNN. In most big cities across the country (including New York City), there was joyous celebration on the streets.  So, after January 20th, 2021,  Trump will have to leave the White House, and live in one of his other numerous residences across America. 

Madison Bell, a 6th grader, said, “I think that if Trump ever came back to New York, he would not be welcome, and people would boo him off the streets.  I think the same for all the other major cities in America.  He’s been kind of a crappy president, so I wouldn’t be surprised.”  Of course, there are other sides to this argument.  

Many Trump supporters are claiming that there was voter fraud in this year’s election.  During the election, Trump tweeted, “Nevada is turning out to be a cesspool of Fake Votes,” which is a baseless claim, yet too many people believed him.  Trump may be welcome to the cities that believe his absurd remarks, but since New York is a blue state (a state that voted for Joe Biden), he may not be let in easily.

New York has reasons not to like him.  He has made negative remarks, like when he tweeted, “Look at what’s happened to New York, it’s a ghost town. It’s a ghost town.”  This, of course, is not true, all of the residents of New York have just been stuck inside to keep away from the Coronavirus.  In another tweet, he said baseless words about the New York government.  He states, “So sad to see that New York City and State are falling apart.  All they want to do is investigate to make me hate them even more than I should. Governor Cuomo has lost control, and lost his mind. Very bad for the homeless and all!”  He uses the word hate, which gives off the impression that Trump strongly disliked New York, even before the Coronavirus.  New Yorkers celebrated his defeat, and Eric W. Blanchard, Lawyer and New Yorker, called it, “VT day” (Victory over Trump day).  Many other New Yorkers share this viewpoint, and are happy, and relieved that he is out of office.  Talia Goldberg says, “I feel like I can finally breathe again!”

Biden, however, views things differently.  In a tweet, he wrote: “I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I will govern as an American president.  I will work with Democrats and Republicans, and I’ll work as hard for those who don’t support me as for those who do. Because that’s the job of a president.”  He says that, while Trump is viewed as the “president of the Republicans”, and not the Democrats, Biden will be the president of America.

Again, based on recent behaviors, Trump is not likely to give up power, just like that.  And even once he does, he doesn’t seem to have much of a home left in New York.