President Trump on Monday said that people are “fleeing” New York, slamming the state for its tax policies and legal battles with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
“People are fleeing New York State because of high taxes and yes, even oppression of sorts,” Trump tweeted shortly after claiming the NRA was “under siege” from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and state Attorney General Letitia James (D).
In recent years, New York state has seen its population decline. U.S. Census Bureau data released in December found the Empire State lost 48,510 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, more than any other state in that time frame.