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NYC cancels Trump contracts after Capitol rampage

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a move that could cost his business $17 million per year in profits. (Jan. 13) October 18, 2006 -//IPTC//DTD NITF 3.4//EN Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a move that could cost his business $17 million per year in profits. (Jan. 13) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: ++ON SCREEN TEXT++ ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - January 13, 2021 1. Various of Wollman ice skating rink in Central Park 2. Various of Central Park caousel ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - June 11, 2018 3. Various of Trump golf course in The Bronx NY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR New York - January 13, 2021 4. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill De Blasio, (D) New York ++PARTIALLY COVERED++ "President of the United States directed a mob against the United States Capitol, against the Congress while it was engaging in a constitutional, lawful Electoral College vote count. In light of this criminal act, the city of New York has determined that it is within our power to terminate all contracts with the Trump organization. So we will no longer be doing any business at all." ASSOCIATED PRESS New York - January 13, 2021 5. Various of Lasker ice skating rink in Central Park NY OFFICE OF THE MAYOR New York - January 13, 2021 6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mayor Bill De Blasio, (D) New York ++PARTIALLY COVERED++ "By the contract language, we have the right to terminate contracts, obviously, if a criminal act has been committed and a criminal act has been committed. So goodbye to the Trump Organization. We're not doing a business with you, by the way. A lot of other people are not doing any business with you any longer." Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx. De Blasio says the Trump Organization profits about $17 million a year from those sites. A Trump Organization spokesperson said the city can't cancel the contracts and the company will "fight vigorously." It is the latest example of how the Jan. 6 breach by violent Trump supporters is impacting the Republican president's business interests. Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their …