SOCIALIST DEBLASIO: NYC To End Trump Contracts For Ice Rinks, Golf Course [VIDEO]

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1986, file photo, Donald Trump is photographed in New York's Central Park, in front of the Wollman Skating Rink, which he offered to rebuild after the city's renovation effort had come to a standstill. New York City is looking to terminate its contracts with President Donald Trump to run two Central Park skating rinks and other facilities after a Trump-inspired mob rioted and breached the U.S. Capitol last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Mario Suriani, File)

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New York City is looking to terminate its contracts with President Donald Trump to run two Central Park skating rinks and other facilities after a Trump-inspired mob rioted and breached the U.S. Capitol last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

“The president incited a rebellion against the United States government, a clearly unconstitutional act, and people died,” the Democratic mayor said at a news briefing. “That’s unforgivable. So our legal team is right now assessing the options, and as quickly as we come to a resolution we’re going to have something to say.”

The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx. An email seeking a response to de Blasio’s comments indicating a wish to cancel the contracts was sent to Trump Organization representatives.

If the city terminates its contracts, it will be another example of the Jan. 6 breach by violent Trump supporters affecting the Republican president’s business interests.

The PGA of America voted Sunday to take the PGA Championship away from his New Jersey golf course next year, a move that came after social media platforms disabled Trump’s accounts and Shopify took down online stores affiliated with him.

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is preparing to vote on impeaching Trump for a second time over his role in inciting the deadly attack.

Trump said Tuesday he bore no responsibility for fomenting the insurrection, despite his comments encouraging supporters to march on the Capitol and praising them while they were carrying out the assault.

“People thought that what I said was totally appropriate,” Trump asserted.

(AP)


21 COMMENTS

  1. Who would think that inciting a riot might result in business repercussions? Or do cons only believe in not doing business with people who you don’t like how they walk?

  2. Will you de Blasio get on with your most important assignment of getting these vaccinations rolled out & available? & then getting these subway signals replaced & working once & for all.
    Failing that, stop digressing to other nefarious distractions in a bid to distract we smart people from your mass ineptitude:- If you really cannot handle what you have been mandated to take care of, impeach yourself and get lost for ever.

  3. As with all things with the left, you get punished for their imagined grievance. The left’s position on this is making it clear to many on the right that it would have been better to ACTUALLY lead an armed insurrection.

  4. What does that have to do with socialism? Socialism is, in and of itself, an economic platform, doesn’t advocate any system of government. You could easily live in a socialist country that’s a democracy.

  5. What does socialism have to do with this? Are Deutsche Bank and Signature socialist? This is holding the most dangerous criminal president in history to account.

  6. So the “socialist” mayor of New York is not big supporter of the “disgusting President” of the U.S. and his “unethical business ventures”. Is this a chidush?

  7. More lies/communist propaganda:
    “…after a Trump-inspired mob rioted and breached the U.S. Capitol last week”

    No, that’s obviously not what happened. Stop the lies and falsely blaming the President.

    Any thinking individual knows that it’s unthinkable that some random demonstration, about which everyone knew in advance, would be able to storm the U.S. Capitol. That’s absurd and obviously did not happen. This breach of the Capitol was, as reported elsewhere, the work of leftist terrorists, not President Trump’s peaceful rally.

  8. This is old fashioned democratic politics – and probably raises constitutional issues. If a contract can be awarded based on whether you are a friend of the mayor, no legal issues. Bus many jurisdictions require some sort of bidding, and they can’t discriminate based on political ideology (or religion, or race, etc.).

    In a socialist system, there would be no contracts and they would be run by civil servants – which might make more sense if they are a public service that is not supposed to make a profit.

  9. Some of you should take a moment and realize that a significant number of those terrorist rioters are neonazis and white supremacists who would like nothing better than to wipe us all out c’v.

  10. “This breach of the Capitol was, as reported elsewhere, the work of leftist terrorists”

    Not a single leftist has been identified as part of the mob. Your comment is exactly the same as Goebbels claiming that Leftists burned the Reichstag — a slanderous lie.

  11. Everyone should shun Trump for what he has done. This name is mud everywhere but especially NY where they have known him the longest and the best. Bye bye!

  12. Hakatan- shhhhhh. No more talking please do a little basic research first. What are those who have been arrested saying? No left wingers there, they are really mad when you call them that- trumpies all.

  13. fascist mayor to strip trump’s name from central park ice rink trump saved, a bronx landfill trump turned into a golf course.
    do not except gratitude from these savages, they hate everything america used to stand for, first they came for the statues, now they are coming for the people

  14. I agree criminals should who inspire riots should have no contract with city did anyone think that they should not either be Mier of city. Is this really the same person who just a few months ago praised riots that kept us holed up in our houses at curfew???

  15. Not a single leftist?! What about John Sullivan? Not leftist enough for you? And what about Michael Yon’s statement about what he himself saw. He doesn’t know the Antifa agent’s names, but he saw them and recognized their tactics.

    In any case, this is about CONTRACTS. Contracts are binding. They’re sacred. And the mayor says he will deliberately break them just because he doesn’t like what he says the president did. The city will have to pay big damages for this, but he doesn’t care, because he’ll be out by then and it’ll be the next mayor’s problem.

  16. Oh, and that leftists burned the Reichstag is not a lie. Nobody knows for sure, but the person who was arrested for it, and remains the most likely culprit, was a leftist.