New York City is severing its contracts with the Trump Organization as a result of the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday on MSNBC.
De Blasio said he was ending the relationship because President Trump had incited violence.
“Inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” De Blasio said on MSNBC. “The City of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization. They have profited from these contracts, they will profit no longer.”
The contracts are for two ice-skating rinks at Central Park, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. The Trump organization profits about $17 million a year from these contracts, De Blasio said.
De Blasio said they’re moving forward with severing the contracts “right away” and expects the Trump Organization to challenge the city’s decision in court.
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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is leaving Congress at the end of this month to become the CEO of former President Trump’s new social media company.
“The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship,” Nunes said. “The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world-class team that will deliver on this promise.”
“Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great,” Trump said in a statement. “America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination.”
Nunes is currently serving his 10th term in Congress and has been praised for his work in discrediting the Steele Dossier.
As the New York Post reported, “In 2019, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz found that the bureau’s Russia investigation was littered with errors and relied heavily on the [Steele Dossier], while former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe admitted to lawmakers last year that he would not have approved a June 2017 warrant application to monitor Page had he known the source of the supporting evidence.”
“As the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, with the entire weight of the legacy media and Washington establishment bearing down on him, Devin stood by his convictions on behalf of his constituents and hardworking Americans across the country,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in a statement.
“And every step of the way, Devin was proven right. There is no better person prepared to compete head-to-head and lead an alternative to the big tech and big media cartel that has carried water for the Democrat Party for years than Devin.”
“Devin’s departure leaves a gaping hole in this institution, but his dedication to our country will persist,” McCarthy added.
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