New York City to terminate Trump contracts after U.S. Capitol insurrection

President Donald Trump walks down steps before a speech near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall

The Trump Organisation profits about 17 million U.S. dollars a year from those sites, Mr de Blasio said.

"The City of NY has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Organization over $30 million dollars", said Eric Trump said.

'Inciting an insurrection, let's be clear I am going to say those words again, inciting an insurrection against the United States Government clearly constitutes criminal activity, ' he said.

The New York-based Trump Organization's contracts to operate a carousel in Manhattan's Central Park, skating rinks and a golf course in the Bronx are worth about $17 million a year, de Blasio said on MSNBC.

"We're taking steps to TERMINATE agreements with the Trump Organization".

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: "New York City doesn't do business with insurrectionists".


Mr de Blasio said he expected the Trump organisation to challenge the decision in court but that the city is "on strong legal ground".

That wide rejection comes at an bad time for Trump's company, which was already struggling - with its hotels emptied by the pandemic and more than $400 million in unpaid loans looming.

De Blasio said that the ballpark could vaccinate from 5,000 to 7,000 people a day, starting January 25th.

Following the Capitol riot, the PGA of America and the R&A both announced they would shun two golf courses owned by the president. A British golf organisation also said the British Open will not be hosted by a Trump property in the "foreseeable future", and the e-commerce company Shopify moved to stop its involvement in running the online Trump Store.

Mr de Blasio pushed for cutting the city's connections to Mr Trump in 2015 after he disparaged Latinos, but legal experts said then that it would be hard to make the move stand in court.

Trump Golf Links in Ferry Point is in the public Ferry Point Park.

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