Trump spokesman Jason Miller refused to divulge the purpose of the ex-president’s visit.
“Sorry to be a broken record here, but I do not have any additional information on this one,” he said.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen mocked his ex-boss, saying he was only returning to his hometown because a larger-than-life golden statue of him isn’t available.
“The human Donald must stand in and be put on display for the multitude of NYC followers desperate to rub the belly and pray at his feet,” said Cohen, who is under house arrest for paying hush money to two women who claim they had affairs with the former president.
It wasn’t clear if ex-first lady Melania Trump would accompany the ex-president.
The beleaguered ex-president’s return to the five boroughs comes as several New York prosecutors are ramping up investigation into his business dealings.
Both Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr and State Attorney General Letitia James are probing Trump and his namesake company over potential fraud.
Trump’s New York visit does not appear connected to either of the investigations. (tca/dpa/NAN)