New York City to cut ties with Trump Organization

by Jenny Mount · Jan 13th, 2021 4:38 pm
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Last Updated Jan 14th, 2021 at 8:57 pm

New York City has announced its plans to immediately terminate its business relationships with the Trump Organization's contracts to operate the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, the Central Park Carousel, and the Wollman and Lasker ice skating rinks.

"The attacks on our Capitol killed a police officer, left four rioters dead, exposed lawmakers to Covid-19 and threatened the constitutional transfer of power," the city said in a statement. "They were a national abomination. We're reviewing whether legal grounds exist in light of these new circumstances to terminate concessions with the Trump Organization."

The contracts allow the city to terminate the agreements "at will" and state that the decision is at the city's "sole and absolute discretion."

"Inciting an insurrection against the U.S. government clearly constitutes criminal activity," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "The City of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization."

🔦 Several private businesses have also said they will longer do business with the Trump organization, including Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank, the credit card processor Stripe, Shopify, Cushman & Wakefield, and the PGA of America.


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