The directive of outgoing New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to remove the name of former US President Donald Trump in the Big Apple could cost taxpayers with a not-so-funny $30 million bill.
De Blasio ordered the removal of Trump’s name in NYC after the Jan 6 riots.
Last January 13, de Blasio said he would yank the Trump Organization’s longtime concession contracts to operate the historic Central Park carousel, Wollman and Lasker skating rinks in the park, and the Trump Ferry Point Golf Course in the Bronx.
“This president has committed an unlawful act, he has disgraced himself, he will no longer profit from his relationship with New York City,” de Blasio said.
With de Blasio’s pronouncement, the city moved to strip the Central Park contracts from Trump even though they would have expired that spring anyway.
Legal experts said the decision of de Blasio to remove Trump in NYC could be very costly since the Trump Organization has filed a lawsuit asking for $30 million in reimbursements if ejected from their properties.
The experts said if the city loses its case against the Trump organization the taxpayers would end paying the plaintiff simply because of the decision of de Blasio which is borne out vengeance against the former president.