Trump Organization sues NYC over canceled golf course contract following Capitol riot

New York, New York – The Trump Organization is suing the City of New York after the local government ended their contract over the Ferry Point Park golf course.

The Trump Organization filed a lawsuit on Monday after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (r.) announced the end of the city's contracts with the company.
The Trump Organization filed a lawsuit on Monday after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (r.) announced the end of the city's contracts with the company.  © Collage: IMAGO / UPI Photo, IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency

The Trump Organization filed a lawsuit on Monday after the city canceled contracts with the Trump Organization following the January 6 Capitol riot, CNN reported. The Bronx golf course, run by the Trump Organization since 2015, fell under the cancelations.

Now, the company is accusing Mayor Bill de Blasio in the lawsuit of having "denounced President Trump in the most inflammatory terms" and "incited others to terminate business with Trump-related entities" following the attack.

The Trump Organization claims, "Mayor de Blasio had a pre-existing, 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 City has no right to terminate our contract. Mayor 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," a Trump Organization spokesperson said. "But for our involvement, New Yorkers would still be looking at an environmental eyesore instead of a spectacular, world-class golf facility."

The City of New York has rejected the accusations. A de Blasio spokesperson wrote on Twitter, "Donald Trump directly incited a deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. You do that, and you lose the privilege of doing business with the City of New York. It's as simple as that."

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the city law department affirmed their intention to defend the ending of the contract: "The City properly followed the termination process detailed in the contract and we look forward to selecting a new vendor for Ferry Point that will further the best interests of New Yorkers."

Cover photo: Collage: IMAGO / UPI Photo, IMAGO / Pacific Press Agency

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