Eric Trump Says NY Mayor Attacking Trump Organization
Eric Trump criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for terminating the operations of two Central Park ice skating rinks before the skating season is over.
“De Blasio is now shutting down skating season while New York dies. It’s horribly sad,” The executive vice president of the Trump Organization and son of former President Donald Trump told NY Post. “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.”
He made the remarks as the Trump Organization terminates operations at two rinks in Central Park—Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink—because New York City decided in early January to cut off the contract with Trump’s business.
Four of the Trump Organization’s operations were targeted by the NYC’s abrupt termination: the Central Park Carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks, and the Ferry Point Golf Course.
The contract for the rinks is going to expire in April, but Blasio decided to terminate it on Feb. 26.
As a result, the Trump Organization has to cease operations on Sunday so they have time to pack up and move out, NY Post reported.
Donald Trump, a famous real estate mogul with businesses all over the United States and other countries before he was elected as the president in 2016, rebuilt the Wollman Rink and brought it back to life in 1996.
A public document (pdf) from New York City government shows New York City still looking for an operator for the rinks after abruptly suspending the contract with the Trump Organization.
The president’s son said in early January that businesses cutting ties with their organization are engaging in “cancel culture” to cancel anyone they don’t agree with.
“We live in the age of cancel culture, but this isn’t something that started this week. It is something that they have been doing to us and others for years,” Eric told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “If you disagree with them, if they don’t like you, they try and cancel you.”
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