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NYC Seeks to Dump Trump Organization From Central Park After Capitol Attack

NYC Seeks to Dump Trump Organization From Central Park After Capitol Attack

NYC Seeks to Dump Trump Organization From Central Park After Capitol Attack

New York City is hoping to boot the Trump Organization out of Central Park and other city-run sites in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol that left at least five people dead.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday issued a statement saying that the city was taking steps to terminate its contracts with the Trump Organization, the private business run by President Donald Trump’s children, to operate the Central Park Carousel, the Wollman and Lasker ice skating rinks as well as the golf course at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.

“The President incited a rebellion against the United States government that killed five people and threatened to derail the constitutional transfer of power,” said de Blasio. “The City of New York will not be associated with those unforgivable acts in any shape, way or form, and we are immediately taking steps to terminate all Trump Organization contracts.”

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Written by Oli Coleman