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New York (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday that he would end his business contract with President Donald Trump after a riot in the US Capitol last week.
“We are here to announce that New York City has terminated all contracts with the Trump organization,” De Blasio said in an interview with MSNBC.
According to De Blasio, the Trump Organization makes about $ 17 million annually from a deal to operate two ice rinks and a carousel at Central Park and the Bronx golf course.
The Democratic mayor said the city could legally terminate contracts if corporate leaders were engaged in criminal activity. “Instigating a rebellion-let’s be very clear. Let’s say it again-inciting a rebellion against the US government clearly constitutes a criminal act,” he said.
An email requesting comment was sent to the Trump organization on Wednesday.
The move to terminate Trump’s business contract in what he previously called his hometown shows how the January 6 violation by violent Trump supporters is affecting the business interests of the Republican president. The latest example of.
The PGA of America voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship from the New Jersey Golf Course next year after a social media platform invalidates Trump’s account and Shopify removes the online store it’s affiliated with.
De Blasio had previously stated that the city was considering legal options for terminating Trump’s contract. He said Wednesday that a city lawyer had decided that the city would win if Trump appealed for a move. “We instigated a mob to attack the Capitol,” Trump said. “The lawyer saw it and was as clear as the bell that was the reason for severing these contracts, and we immediately called it. It’s working to do, “he added.
However, the split with Trump’s company of the same name will not occur immediately. De Blasio said in a news release that terminating the contract to operate a Ferry Point golf course in the Bronx is complicated and “expected to take months.”
According to De Blasio, the termination of the contract to operate Wolman Link and Lasker Rink at Central Park will take effect 30 days after receiving the written notice. The termination of the carousel operating contract, which is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be effective 25 days after the written notice.
The mayor said he would look for new vendors for all attractions.
Removing Trump’s name from Links, Carousels, and Golf Courses does not remove Trump from New York City. He will continue to operate the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and the Trump International Hotel on Central Park West. Trump moved his official residence from the Trump Tower to Florida in 2019.
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