Former President Donald Trump’s firm sued New York Metropolis Monday for allegedly wrongfully terminating contracts the Trump Group needed to function metropolis services.
The Metropolis has no proper to terminate our contract,” Trump Group officers mentioned in a press release. “Mayor [Bill] de Blasio’s actions are purely politically motivated, don’t have any authorized benefit, and are yet one more instance of the mayor’s efforts to advance his personal partisan agenda and intervene with free enterprise.”
Mayor de Blasio introduced in January he was transferring to terminate the contracts with the previous president’s firm following the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol.
“The President incited a revolt towards the USA authorities that killed 5 individuals and threatened to derail the constitutional switch of energy,” de Blasio mentioned on the time. The Metropolis of New York won’t be related to these unforgivable acts in any form, means or kind, and we’re instantly taking steps to terminate all Trump Group contracts.
Within the wake of the Jan. 6 assault, a number of firms, together with the PGA Tour, canceled contracts they’d with the Trump Group. Trump himself was suspended from a number of social media platforms, and Fb lately introduced it will maintain the suspension lively till after the 2022 midterm elections.
The Trump Group pocketed about $17 million per yr from working two Central Park ice skating rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Hyperlinks at Ferry Level.
The lawsuit alleges wrongful termination of a long-term contract the corporate needed to function the city-owned golf course at Ferry Level within the Bronx, which wasn’t resulting from expire till 2032.
“There may be no dispute that we aren’t simply assembly, however exceeding our obligation to function a firstclass, match high quality every day price golf course,” the Trump Group’s assertion mentioned.
The opposite contracts had been set to run out earlier this yr and weren’t renewed.
Town mentioned it adopted the termination course of set forth within the contract.
The actions of Mr. Trump to incite a lethal riot on the Capitol on Jan. 6 triggered a breach of the Ferry Level contract by eliminating choices for internet hosting championship occasions, and we’ll vigorously defend the Metropolis’s choice to terminate the contract,” mentioned a spokesperson for the New York Metropolis Legislation Division.
The mayor’s spokesperson put the onus on the previous president.
“It was Donald Trump who interfered with primary democracy when he incited a lethal revolt on the U.S. Capitol,” mentioned Metropolis Corridor spokesperson Invoice Neidhardt. “You do this, and also you lose the privilege of doing enterprise with the Metropolis of New York. It is so simple as that.