Trump gets slammed for claiming people are ‘fleeing’ New York ‘in record numbers’

Since he’s a native of New York, you’d think President Donald Trump would know better than to attack the Empire State. But that’s exactly what he did after the state attorney general subpoenaed German financial firm Deutsche Bank to determine their connections to the Trump Organization.

The New York Times reports:

“The New York attorney general’s office late on Monday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Investors Bank for records relating to the financing of four major Trump Organization projects and a failed effort to buy the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League in 2014, according to a person briefed on the subpoenas.

“The inquiry opens a new front in the scrutiny of Deutsche Bank, one of the few lenders willing to do business with Donald J. Trump in recent years.”

But to hear the president tell it, it was just another example of “presidential harassment” and proves why people are leaving the state in droves:

While it’s true that more people are leaving New York than any other state, keep in mind that the population still stands at nearly 20 million residents. Also, the state’s population is still growing at a 0.7 percent annual rate and has increased 2 percent since 2010. In other words, they’ve got plenty of people to spare.

The larger issue is that Trump saw fit to attack the place of his birth. If it’s so bad, why doesn’t he move Trump Tower to some place more accommodating, like maybe Moscow?

Twitter exploded with rage and humor in response to Trump’s angry remarks:

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