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A Manhattan judge ruled then-New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio was wrong when he invoked the January 6 U.S. Capitol riot to cancel a city contract with the Trump Organization to operate a Bronx golf course.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James found DeBlasio had no “legal foundation” to cancel the city’s agreement with Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park in the Bronx.

DeBlasio claimed Trump’s actions meant the course could not attract a “first-class professional championship golf tournaments such as those sponsored by the PGA” and the city had no choice but to terminate the contract.

The Trump Organization sued, noting that the contract does not require them to attract major tournaments and DeBlasio simply had a “vendetta” against Trump.

James agreed, ruling there was no legal basis for DeBlasio’s claim and the city could not cancel a legally-binding contract simply because they don’t like Trump.

“As we have said since the beginning, the city’s efforts to terminate our long term license agreement to operate Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park were nothing more than a political vendetta,” the Trump Organization said in a statement.  “Former Mayor Bill de Blasio used his position to weaponize the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York City Law Department all in an effort to advance his own partisan agenda, score political points and interfere with free enterprise.”

DeBlasio, who left office in January with just a 25 percent approval rating and briefly ran a highly unpopular campaign for President, whined on Twitter before James issued her ruling.

“Donald Trump will be an ignominious figure in US history, regardless of the outcome of today’s decision on Ferry Point. NYC did the right thing by canceling his contract and the City will win this case in the end. The only ‘political vendetta’ here is the one he incited on Jan 6.,” DeBlasio tweeted.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 year ago

As the CIC (Coprolite in Chief) sinks into the fetid slop bucket of his own making, the American judiciary strolls through the complexities of fixing his mistakes. The U.S. Congress should quickly remove this doofus with a stern warning to his successor to follow the law and what’s good for the people or face immediate removal.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 year ago

Naturally, American Action News censored my comment.

1 year ago

>de Blasio take long walk on a short pier and do everyone a favor!!!