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New York City cancels all contracts with Trump Organization

NYC trump de blasio Bill de Blasio Will Explore Canceling New York City Contracts with Trump Organization
Cary Erickson | 13 January, 2021, 19:11

"I'm here to announce that the city of NY is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization", de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC.

"The President of the United States directed a mob to attack the U.S. Congress during the electoral college vote", de Blasio said during an MSNBC interview, adding: "The City of NY will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization".

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.

New York City is severing its contracts with President Donald Trump's eponymous company, a move that could cost the outgoing president millions of dollars in response to his role in inciting the Capitol insurrection.

De Blasio estimated that the Trump Organization profits about $17 million annually from the contracts from the four sites.

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In a statement, Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, said the company would fight the move. "The City of NY will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization". City officials said that the contract for the carousel would be cancelled in 25 days and the skating rinks in 30 days.

"The city of NY will no longer have anything to do with the Trump organisation", he said.

Trump "incited a mob to attack the Capitol", de Blasio said, adding, "The lawyers looked at it and it was just as clear as a bell that's grounds for severing these contracts and we're moving to do that right away". Termination of the contract for the Carousel, which is now closed, will be effective 25 days after notification is delivered to the Trump Organization.