Mayor Bill de Blasio said the move was in response to the Capitol riots.
The city will notify the Trump organization it will cancel the deal to operate the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker rinks and the Ferry Point Golf Club in the Bronx.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was working under a clause allowing the contract to be terminated in the event of criminal activity.
“The president has incited a rebellion against the US government that killed five people and threatens to disrupt the transfer of constitutional power,” said De Blazio. “New York City will not engage in any of those unforgiving acts of any kind, method or form, and we are working to terminate all Trump Organization contracts immediately.”
“He has defamed New York City for his actions,” the mayor added.
The city corporate adviser said the Ferry Point golf course contract was being terminated as the deal was based on the expectation that the course would attract a major golf tournament, which is now unlikely after the PGA of America pulled 2022. PGA Championship from the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, over the weekend.
When Trump ran for president and later as he pushed forward plans to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, he offered his success to the Executive Wollman Rink as an example of his business acumen.
“When I built the Wollman Rink, it was seven years they couldn’t make it, it lasted forever, they couldn’t make it, and I did it in a few months for a much less cost,” said Trump. Said in 2018, “We do it for a small fee.”
Eric Trump, the son of the president and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said the company would challenge the city’s decision to cancel the contract.
“New York City has no legal right to terminate our contracts, and if they choose to continue they will owe more than $ 30 million to The Trump Organization,” Eric Trump said. “This is nothing more than discrimination. Politics, and we plan to fight seriously. ”