New York City will break three contracts with the Trump organization, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday, accusing President Donald Trump of encouraging the crowds that stormed the US capital last week.
“The president encouraged an uprising against the US government that killed five people and threatened to derail the transfer of constitutional power,” de Blasio said in a statement. “The city of New York will not be associated with the unforgivable acts in any form, in any way or in any form.”
On January 6, Trump spoke to thousands of supporters and reiterated his claim that his re-election had been stolen. He urged them to march to the Capitol where Congress confirmed Joe Biden’s choice of Electoral College.
The crowd quickly overwhelmed the Capitol security, with many of them entering the building and forcing the trial to stop as lawmakers took refuge in a safe place. Five people died as a result of the ravage.
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A criminal investigation is underway and charges have been filed against dozens of people suspected of having participated.
The New York-based Trump Organization’s contract to run a carousel in Manhattan’s Central Park, ice rinks and a golf course in the Bronx are worth about $ 17 million a year, de Blasio told MSNBC.
Termination of golf course contracts can take “a number of months”, while the others can be broken in 25-30 days, the mayor’s office said in a statement.
Following the Capitol riots, the PGA of America and R&A both announced that they would forgo two golf courses owned by the president.
In addition, the New York Times reported on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank DBKGn.DE will not do business with Trump or his company in the future.