President Donald Trump's native city is ending ties with his businesses.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will l
President Donald Trump’s native city is ending ties with his businesses.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will look to terminate its three contracts with the Trump Organization after last week’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
“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.
“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 city said it will be notifying the Trump Organization that it will begin the process to cancel its agreements to operate the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks and Ferry Point Golf Course in the Bronx in accordance with the steps outlined in the contracts.
The move is the latest regional step to cut ties with the outgoing Republican president and his business dealings. Trump grew up in Queens and built his real estate empire in Manhattan.
The PGA recently canceled the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump’s Bedminister golf course in New Jersey.
In its contract with the Trump Organization to run Ferry Point Golf Course, the city called for a championship level golf course that would attract major championship events, but the city may contend that has not happened.
Extracting itself from the contract on the golf course could take months, the city said.
The Carousel is currently closed, and termination will be effective 25 days after the the city’s notice is delivered. And the deals on the rinks will end after 30 days notice, he said.
There was no immediate comment from the Manhattan-based Trump Organization.
Joseph Spector is the Government and Politics Editor for the USA TODAY Network’s Atlantic Group. Follow him on Twitter @GannettAlbany.