Greg Gutfeld Says He May Leave New York For Florida After Trump Verdict


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld is considering moving on.

The host of “The Five” said that after the verdict against former President Donald Trump he is considering leaving New York for the free state of Florida.

It came after New York Attorney General Letitia James said that the massive fine against former President Trump would be “paid to New Yorkers.”

“What does she mean by that?” he said.


“No, we’re not getting paid, we’re not getting paid because there is no victim. Where is the $355 million gonna go if Trump owes the bank zero? The bank agreed he owes them nothing because he fulfilled the contract, he broke no laws. You know people, whenever they bring up Trump, they always say, ‘No one is above the law.’ Well, what law– apparently this is a first, as Kat Timpf pointed out yesterday. It’s about being below the law. Trump is below the law, meaning you can punish him for not crossing into illegality, much like the rest of us,” the host said.

“Trump is 100% innocent in this. It can’t be fraud, because who is it against? When I’m in a contract negotiation, I can pretty much present anything I want, because the other side will assess it and come back with their number, and then we agree. There’s nothing hidden in a contract,” he said.

“I think this is all an act to keep Trump off his game. That’s all this is. But this is why we all need to move to Florida, Fox, because I never thought that my politics and political choices would affect my privacy, my speech, and my livelihood, but that’s how it is these days. They’re gonna do what they did to Trump, they’re gonna do to you and me, and how soon before I get arrested for public indecency? And this time, I will be innocent,” he said.

Trump spokeswoman and attorney Alina Habba has vowed legal vengeance against New York Attorney General Letitia James after she managed to win a massive $344 million settlement from the former president in a civil fraud case last week.

Judge Arthur Engoron gave James nearly all of the $370 million she sought against Donald Trump and his two sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump after he decided last fall that they had committed fraud in order to secure more favorable loan rates from banks by overinflating the value of their assets.

In an interview on Friday with Fox News host Sean Hannity — the day of Engoron’s ruling —  Habba said that “the biggest message” she could give is that Engoron and James were “not going to get away with it. She also suggested that James may have coordinated with the Biden administration.

“There is a point, and I want to say something that I don’t normally do; we have the order now; I’m free to speak. And let me just say […]; they will not get away with it. We will come at them, we will come hard, and we will literally fight until the truth comes out,” she said.

“There was nothing wrong. President Trump has done nothing wrong. All he has done is won a campaign, and that is scaring them. Because they know when he goes back in November 2024, he is going to clean house, and that is truly the problem,” she added.


Shark Tank star and investor Kevin O’Leary said this week that former President Donald Trump’s fraud ruling is making him rethink investing in the “mega loser state” of New York.

“I’m not different than any other investor. I’m shocked at this. I can’t even understand or fathom the decision at all. There’s no rationale for it,” O’Leary said during an interview on Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto Coast To Coast.”

“It does not matter what the governor says. New York was already a loser state, like California is a loser state. There are many loser states because of policy, high taxes, uncompetitive regulation it was already on the top of the list to be the loser state. I would never invest in New York now. I’m not the only person saying that,” O’Leary said.

“That is why New Yorkers should be concerned. The fine people of New York should ask themselves, why are we a loser state? How are we going to attract business? It is not just the existing businesses moving to Texas and Florida; what about new money that I’m talking about, like a four billion-dollar data center? Not a chance I would put that in New York,” O’Leary added.

He concluded, “They have a lot of work to do to find themselves getting out of the situation, and this has occurred post-pandemic. It’s winner versus loser states; look at Tennessee, the fastest growing city in Nashville, with good policy and competitive taxes. You gotta start thinking about this in the context of winners and losers. New York is a mega loser state.”

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