The trumpets of Trump are blowing again. It’s difficult to guess if it’s the Trumps that can’t stay away from the spotlight or it’s the news mills that have lost interest in every and any other subject. Nonetheless, this piece of news is attention-worthy as this time it’s the Trump Organization is doing the suing. The Trump Organization on Monday sued the city of New York after it ended its contract for a golf course at Ferry Point Park in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. A lawsuit has been filed in state court in Manhattan, for allegedly wrongfully terminating contracts. Trump Organization officials said in a statement, “The City has no right to terminate our contract. Mayor [Bill] de Blasio’s actions are purely politically motivated, have no legal merit, and are yet another example of the mayor’s efforts to advance his own partisan agenda and interfere with free enterprise.”
Mayor de Blasio had stated way back at the beginning of the year that he was determined in terminating the contracts with the former president’s company following the Jan. 6 attack on 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 said at the time. “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.”
Coming to the contract and its contents, New York City can terminate its deal with Trump at any time without cause but would be obligated to compensate his company for the money is invested in building a clubhouse on the course. Trump´s son Eric, who lashed out at the city decision as a part of cancel culture earlier this year, has said the city would have to pay more than $30 million, a figure cited again in the lawsuit.
The Trump golf course in the Bronx is not the only contract to have ended. Surprisingly, many are unaware of the iconic New York City landmarks owned by the Trumps. Trump manages both the Wollman Rink at the south end of the park and the Lasker Rink on the north end and the Michael Friedsam Memorial Carousel, the fourth such carousel in this spot since 1871. The city also ended contracts with the Trump Organization to run two skating rinks and a carousel in Central Park.
[Via – ABC News]