Trump Jr. is right, of course. The precedents being set by politically motivated prosecutions like the one brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James will give pause to any business looking to operate in or around New York City. Thriving business and economic opportunity benefit society as a whole, lifting more people out of poverty than any government program ever could. A 2016 report in the New York Post by veteran columnist Steve Cuozzo recounts the story of how Trump helped save New York City in the 1980s and 1990s. Trump transformed neglected and decaying neighborhoods like the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Columbus Circle, and the financial district through major development projects, Cuozzo reported. He built high-end residential towers, hotels, retail complexes, and office buildings in areas many had written off. He restored faded landmarks like the Commodore Hotel, Wollman Rink in Central Park, and 40 Wall Street. His renovations helped revitalize these sites and the areas around them. Trump pioneered mixed-use projects that combined residential, hotel, office, and retail spaces. Trump Tower was an early model for this. He brought high-end amenities and elite residential offerings to neighborhoods like the Upper East Side, drawing wealthy residents. Projects like Trump Plaza introduced new luxury to the area.
🚨BREAKING: Don Jr. issues a statement outside of New York courtroom:“The implications…for any businesses trying to operate in and around New York are truly staggering…Where there is no actual person complaining other than the AG herself. It sets a precedent.” “I would… pic.twitter.com/XLiaxkXUUy — Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 13, 2023
Trump brought back confidence in New York real estate and faith in the city’s future when the city was at a low point. His willingness to invest helped lead a broader revival. He changed the face of Fifth Avenue by building Trump Tower when other luxury retailers were abandoning the area. This helped the avenue regain its upscale luster. Trump took risks on neighborhoods and concepts when few others would, helping lead the rehabilitation of a declining New York City. After how New York has treated one of its greatest residents, who will want to do business in this city now? “Hopefully, one day the people of this great city will realize what is going on. They’ll realize the destructive practices here — they’ll realize just how insane that is and they’ll be begging for guys like Donald Trump to come back to New York City to reshape the skyline as he’s done for decades,” Trump Jr. said as he turned to walk away.
Remember when Trump saved NY in the 80’s?He’s trying to rebuild America the same way. Why oppose that? pic.twitter.com/SoinzqUtdF — Brandi Wright 🇺🇸 (@BrandiUWright) October 29, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.