Bill de Blasio Will Explore Canceling New York City Contracts with Trump Organization

In this March 31, 2020, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built to support efforts in fight against COVID-19 in New York. De Blasio says on Wednesday, May 20, the city will offer …
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New York City will review whether it can legally end its contracts with the Trump Organization, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said Tuesday.

“Our legal team is assessing the options,” de Blasio said during a press briefing Tuesday morning, noting that all of the contracts with the Trump Organization are under review.

The city’s decision is one of the latest attempts by businesses and government localities to cancel and deplatform President Donald Trump after a group of his supporters stormed Capitol Hill last week.

The mayor accused Trump of inciting a “rebellion” at the United States Capitol, which prompted the review.

“We are looking at that very, very, carefully and very quickly,” he said.

Currently, the city has contracts with the Trump Organization to run a carousel, two ice rinks, and a golf course in the city’s parks.

Bloomberg News reports the contracts are worth more than $17 million.


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