Mayor de Blasio is looking to make some cheap headlines these days, even if he has to resort to petty deeds to make it happen.
Currently, the Trump Organization has a contract to manage the Wollman Rink in New York.
With only a few weeks left on the contract, de Blasio decided to cancel the contract to try to get some brownie points with liberals in his city.
What de Blasio is doing is disgraceful, especially considering how Trump revived what had been an eyesore for the city.
After years of struggle and neglect, the Trump Organization took over managing the Wollman Rink in 1986.
What the city had been unable to do for years, Trump did almost immediately and his company has managed the rink ever since.
Typically, the rink would remain open until late March, even April weather permitting, but the rink will cease to operate for the season as of the close of business on Sunday.
When the contracts were canceled, a de Blasio spokesperson thought he was being funny, stating “Trump has been impeached from operating the ice rink,” but all that has done is to rob families of one of the few joys they have during this pandemic.
Cancel Them All
This is far from the only contract with Trump that de Blasio has canceled.
Among several contracts, the city has also terminated the agreement for the carousel and golf course that Trump has managed for years.
After having the contracts canceled, the Trump Organization stated, “Despite our appeals to the City to allow us to continue operations through the duration of the skating season — which would not only save the jobs of nearly 250 individuals who work or otherwise provide services Wollman and Lasker Rinks, but also allow us to continue to provide the numerous public skating sessions and skating and hockey programs that we host on a daily basis — the City rejected our efforts.”
Eric Trump, the Executive Vice President of the company, added “The city is saying in effect, ‘We don’t care if it destroys the skating season; we want you out now.’
“This is one of the only things that kids can do” for recreation during the winter.
“De Blasio is now shutting down skating season while New York dies. It’s horribly sad.”
He continued, “The mayor is absolutely petty. This isn’t about us, this is about the people of the city who come here to skate and disabled kids who joined hockey teams and others who joined skating school and take lessons every week.”
Trump also revealed that this “petty” move by de Blasio could end up costing the city of New York $35 million, exactly what the city needs… another massive bill when it is already up to its neck in red ink.
Oh, that’s right, I forgot… New York is slated to receive billions in bailout money from the COVID relief bill, so the tab will get paid with taxpayer money instead of New York’s money.
Source: Fox News