De Blasio: City to end four contracts with Trump Organization following siege on Capitol

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New York City will sever all public contracts with the Trump Organization, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday morning, charging that President Donald Trump incited a mob to attack Congress.

What happened: De Blasio cited criminal activity as legal grounds for ending contracts with the Trump Organization, which manages a golf course in the Bronx, two ice skating rinks and the carousel at Central Park. The organization makes $17 million annually managing those four sites.

"They’ll likely challenge us in court, but we’re on strong legal ground," the mayor said.

Because the PGA Championship will no longer play on Trump golf courses, it gives the city support to pull the contract, the mayor said. The contract, which was agreed to during the Bloomberg administration, requires championship games to be held there, de Blasio said.

What’s next: The city will begin looking for vendors to take over those public contracts from the Trump Organization. De Blasio expects the outgoing president will condemn the decision and seek legal action.

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