NY Mayor: No More Trump Deals For New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t sure if he can break current deals with Donald Trump, but says there’ll be no future deals.
“My impression is that unless there has been some breaking of a contract or something that gives us a legal opportunity to act, I’m not sure we have a specific course of action,” de Blasio told reporters.
“But we’re certainly not looking to do any business with him going forward,” the mayor added.
For several weeks — since Trump made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants — New York City has been analyzing whether it can get out of several current contracts with the developer, including those involving a golf course in the Bronx, the Central Park carousel, and two rinks. The mayor indicated on Monday he had yet to receive a final report.
New York City Councilman Mark Levine also has begun circulating a petition calling on the city to sever its ties with Trump.