Donald Trump says Upstate New York "has been abandoned"

Donald Trump

Donald Trump stopped by Syracuse today to discuss New York taxes, the SAFE act and even a possible gubernatorial race.

Trump was at the Doubletree Hotel in East Syracuse for a GOP fundraiser for the Onondaga County Republican Committee and took the stage to address some of the big-ticket issues in New York State.

Trump said we are losing too many people in the state who are traveling to state like Florida with lower taxes.

â??We are losing a lot of people,â?? Trump said. â??Weâ??re losing a lot of rich people.â??

Trump called the New York SAFE Act a â??disaster,â?? saying New Yorkers need to be able to protect themselves, and said hydrofracking is the greatest thing Upstate New York could do for the economy

Trump, who has hinted at a possible run for the Governorâ??s office, said he will be making a decision shortly about the race. He said Rob Astorino, who announced his candidacy last week, has no name recognition and no money.

Trump said that Upstate New York â??has been abandoned, you know it, and I know it.â?? Trump took some time to address Syracuse in particular, saying, â??Syracuse has a lot of problems, but I do think they have a great basketball team and a great coach.â??