New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to terminate the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization due to the Capitol Hill riots.

New York is in the midst of unprecedented health and economic crisis, much of it due to de Blasio’s ineptness as mayor. He is using this situation to deflect and virtue signal to the left.

Karen Matthews reports at the Associated Press:

NYC to terminate Trump contracts after Capitol insurrection

New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

“I’m here to announce that the city of New York is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization,” de Blasio said in an interview on MSNBC.

De Blasio said the Trump Organization earns about $17 million a year in profits from its contracts to run two ice skating rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx.

The city can legally terminate a contract if the leadership of a company is engaged in criminal activity, the Democratic mayor said.

“Inciting an insurrection — let’s be very clear, let’s say the words again — inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” he said.

Antifa and Black Lives Matter rampaged through the city, burning and looting as they went, and this buffoon joined them in protest outside of Trump Tower. Now he cares about following the law? Please.

Adam Shaw of FOX News has a response from the Trump organization:

The Trump Organization pushed back, with a spokesperson telling Fox News that it was “another example of Mayor de Blasio’s blatant disregard for the facts.”

“The City of New York has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Organization over $30 million dollars,” the spokesperson said. “This is nothing more than political discrimination, an attempt to infringe on the First Amendment and we plan to fight vigorously.”

Maggie Haberman of the New York Times notes that this is easier said than done:

Wealthy people flee New York City in droves, and the millions left behind can’t pay their rent. Bill de Blasio has massive problems to deal with, yet has decided to devote his energy to one last round of Trump-bashing.

New York has not had a worse mayor in living memory.

 

 
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