6,000 Americans Renounced Citizenship Because of Trump, Coronavirus

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Some 6,000 Americans have renounced their citizenship from January to June of 2020,  Bambridge Accountants New York reported.

The firm reviewed a government list of Americans who have given up their citizenship which is released every three months

From January to June 2020, a total of 5,816 Americans renounced their citizenship, which is more than twice the total of 2019.

Bambridge reported that citizens no longer wanted to be Americans because of their dissatisfaction over the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Americans were also disappointed with the current political climate and “onerous tax reporting”. 

Alistair Bambridge, a partner at the accounting firm, told CNN: “What we’ve seen is people are over everything happening with President Donald Trump, how the coronavirus pandemic is being handled, and the political policies in the US at the moment.”

Americans who want to renounce their citizenship pay the government a $2,350 fee.