January 13, 2021 2:55 PM | With information from EFE
15 minutes. The city of New York announced on Wednesday the cancellation of its contracts with Donald Trump’s company, after the assault on the Capitol led by supporters of the outgoing president of the United States.
“The president incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to prevent the constitutional transfer of power,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio in a statement.
“New York City is not going to be associated in any way with these unforgivable events and we are going to take immediate action to end all contracts with the Trump Organization,” the Democratic politician added.
Specifically, the city will cancel contracts to operate a carousel in Central Park, two ice skating rinks and a golf course.
De Blasio had announced yesterday that New York was studying the possibility of ending those agreements because of what happened on Capitol Hill.
In an interview with the MSNBC channel, the mayor explained that the City Council considers violence in the Capitol to be a criminal act. He said that this gives him the right to cancel the contracts, in accordance with clauses included in them.
“Inciting an insurrection against the US government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” he insisted. De Blasio.
In recent days, several companies and entities have decided to break ties with Trump, including two of the banks used by the New York tycoon.
In addition, the PGA announced that he will not contest his championship at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. They consider doing so would be “detrimental” to their brand.