Trump and the Trump Organization filed a lawsuit on Monday, suing New York City over its termination of a contract with a Bronx golf course.
The suit cites Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to end the company’s running of the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point over political motivations and “animosity toward President Trump” after the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The Trump Organization was in its sixth year of running the golf course, which garnered $17 million a year, according to de Blasio.
The lawsuit said that after the riot, de Blasio “denounced President Trump in the most inflammatory terms” and “characterized the Trump Organization as ‘an organization led by a criminal.'” It alleges that the mayor also “incited others to terminate business with Trump-related entities.”
The city gave a different take, stating that the Trump Organization had defaulted in its agreement on the golf course because it had not attracted a major tournament and was unlikely to do so in the future, given the P.G.A.’s decision to no longer hold one of its tournaments at Trump’s New Jersey golf club.
Trump calls it political discrimination and the Organization says the city never required the course to hold tournaments, only to make the grounds a “first class, tournament quality daily fee golf course.”
A statement read that the golf course was “widely recognized as one of the most magnificent public golf experiences anywhere in the country.”