During a press conference on Monday, the New York City mayor said that while he’s uncertain whether the city can break several existing contracts with the Republican presidential hopeful, one thing is clear: There will be no future deals between the Big Apple and Trump.
“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,” the liberla 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 strong comments about immigration– 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.
On Monday, De Blasio also took the opportunity to blast Trump for his comments over the weekend that Sen. John McCain is not a war hero.
“What Mr. Trump said about Senator McCain was unacceptable,” the mayor said. “Senator McCain is a war hero by any measure, and [Trump] really should apologize for that. And I’ve said repeatedly, Donald Trump doesn’t represent the views of the people of this city — certainly not of the majority.”
De Blasio added, “But this is an issue for folks in the other party to work through. I just think what he said in the last few days was reprehensible.”
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