Donald Trump’s company, The Trump Organization is now suing New York City over an alleged wrongful termination of a contract regarding the operation of a city-owned golf course.
The Trump Organization which holds hotels, golf courses and vineyards among other businesses, held also contracts to operate two Central Park ice skating rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.
This was before these were cancelled in the wake of the insurrection at Washington DC’s Capitol building on January 6.
This comes after the Central Park contracts were meant to expire earlier this year, a contract allowing Trump’s organization to operate the golf course wasn’t due to expire until 2032.
In a statement regarding the lawsuit, the Trump Organization argued the City had ‘no right’ to terminate the Ferry Point contract.
Mayor de Blasio’s actions are purely politically motivated, have no legal merit, and are yet another example of the mayor’s efforts to advance his own partisan agenda and interfere with free enterprise.
There can be no dispute that we are not just meeting, but exceeding our obligation to operate a first class, tournament quality daily fee golf course.
In their response to the law suit, New York City said that they followed the termination process set out and they will ‘vigorously defend’ the decision to terminate it.
A spokesperson for the New York City Law Department said that the actions of Mr. Trump to incite a deadly riot at the Capitol caused a breach of the Ferry Point contract by eliminating options for hosting championship events.
Meanwhile, City Hall spokesperson Bill Neidhardt added: ‘You do that, and you lose the privilege of doing business with the City of New York. It’s as simple as that.’