New York City begins process to end its deal with Trump Organization to manage Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in Bronx
Announced: By New York City, that it will take steps to terminate its agreement with President Donald Trump’s golf division to manage Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the city's Bronx borough. The announcement Wednesday was made by Mayor Bill de Blasio, one week after Trump instigated an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as Congress was certifying results from the presidential election won by Joe Biden. The incident, which led to five deaths and national outrage, has led to an unprecedented second impeachment, which was unfolding Wednesday in Washington. New York also intends to end two other contracts with the Trump Organization, which manages the Central Park Carousel and two city skating rinks. “The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” de Blasio, a Democrat, said in a statement released by his office. “The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts.” The process to end the Ferry Point contract will take “a number of months,” de Blasio said. The news comes three days after the PGA of America pulled its 2022 PGA Championship from Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. Ferry Point, a Jack Nicklaus design, was built on a former landfill at a cost of $127 million and opened in 2015. It features views of the Manhattan skyline and sits along the East River near the Whitestone Bridge. Trump’s son Eric, who oversees the company’s golf operations, blasted the city’s move. “The City of New York has no legal right to end our contracts," he said in a statement, "and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Organization over $30 million. This is nothing more than political discrimination, an attempt to infringe on the First Amendment and we plan to fight vigorously.”
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