New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been defending his decision not to move to Canada.
“I’ve made a lot of sacrifices to make sure I get here as quickly as possible,” Mr de Blasio said in a statement released on Thursday.
“But my focus is on New York.
I don’t want to leave New York.”
Mr deBlasio has made it clear he wants to move out of his current residence and spend the next five years in New York, and has said he intends to spend most of his remaining years in the city.
He also said he would consider moving to a city with a higher crime rate than New York if it were a better place to live.
He has also pledged to spend time in the US “over the next year or so”.
The mayor has previously been criticised for not moving to New York when his daughter, Ivanka, was born in 2010.