The Trump Organization is suing New York City for canceling a contract with Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. The lawsuit accuses the city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio of terminating the contract after the deadly January 6 attack.
“Mayor de Blasio has a preexisting, politically based predisposition to terminate Trump-related contracts, and the City used the events of January 6, 2021 as a pretext to do so,” the lawsuit says.
According to NBC News, the New York City’s Park and Recreation Department agreed to pay the Trump Organization “a termination payment equal to the sum of, among other things, capital improvements costs and grow-in costs” — if the contract is terminated.
After the deadly insurrection at the United States Capitol, Mayor de Blasio denounced former President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization.
“The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” the New York City Mayor said. “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.”
“Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” de Blasio said to MSNBC in January after the attacks.
The termination of the contract will become effective on November 14, 2021.
The Trump Organization is suing because they say that the termination will cost the company $30 million.