New York City to sever ties With Trump Organization following Capitol riot
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.