Bill de Blasio announced that he intends to break three contracts with the Trump Organization, owned by the Donald Trump family. Cause?
“The President instigated a riot against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to disrupt the constitutional transfer of power,” the mayor explained. “New York City cannot associate itself with these unforgivable actions in any form, and we will immediately take steps to end contracts with the Trump Organization.”
Businesses that the City no longer intends to do with Trump’s company include the Ferry Point golf course, two ice rinks, Wollman and Lasker, and the Central Park Carousel (a carousel in Central Park).
On the golf side, the Professional Golf Association (PGA) announced earlier that it would not host its 2022 championship at Ferry Point.
Termination details are specified separately in each contract. The carousel in the park is now closed and the severance of relations will formally take effect 25 days after the announcement. With ice rinks, this will happen in 30 days. The golf course is a little more complicated. The procedure will take several months.
For Trump’s business, this is a certain damage: these businesses brought in about $ 17 million a year. The City Hall is now concerned about finding new business partners who will take over the operations at the four mentioned de Blasio sites.
The president’s son Eric Trump is challenging the authorities’ decision.
“The City of New York has no right to terminate our contracts, and if they fulfill their intention, they will owe the Trump Organization $ 30 million,” he said. “This is nothing more than political discrimination, an attempt to violate the First Amendment, and we will fight against it with all our might.”
NYC terminates contracts with Trump Organization