MarketWatch reports that New York City officials plan to fire former President Donald Trump’s family’s company from running a windswept city golf course in the Bronx, and the former guy isn’t taking that very well. Trump’s name has become so toxic that numerous buildings no longer bear his name on them. The abrupt firing in this case, according to the outlet, was part of the backlash against Trump’s businesses after he incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
“Trump’s son Eric sees the fight as nothing less than a stand against “cancel culture,” demanding a payout of more than $30 million from the city to get out of the deal in what could turn into a potentially costly legal battle dragging on for years,” the outlet reports. Ah, yes, the “cancel culture” where people are held accountable for their actions.
According to experts who have reviewed the city’s 566-page contract with the former president, this might not be an easy task.
“They can’t throw him out so easily,” says John Ray, a lawyer with experience in public contract disputes. Ray went on to say that the Bronx deal gives the famously litigious Trump plenty of room to fight back. ’’It protects his rights to stay there and run the place.”
Area landscaper and sometime Trump course golfer Sean DeBartolo, who often drives past the hillside sign spelling out “TRUMP LINKS” in giant stones, says he could offer a temporary solution: Fill in those letters with sod and wait for tempers to cool.
Stay up-to-date with the latest news!
Subscribe and start recieving our daily emails.
The reasoning behind the firing is simple: the insurrection. New York City officials said that the former president’s “actions leading up to the riot at the Capitol caused a “plain and irrefutable” breach of the contract and that the Trump Organization’s last day running the course will be Nov. 14.”
The report notes that “The Trump Organization has been reeling after the Capitol riots, with the PGA of America canceling a tournament at one of his New Jersey courses, banks refusing to lend to him and brokers refusing to help find companies to fill retail and office space in his buildings. The hits come as prosecutors pore over his tax returns and big debts loom.”
“But Trump likes a good fight,” the report adds. “And anyone doubting that he can’t emerge victorious when he seems washed up should talk to junk bond investors and shareholders in his Atlantic City, New Jersey, casinos, who lost hundreds of millions as he drove them into bankruptcy several times starting in the early 1990s and yet managed to pull out an estimated $80 million for himself.”
That’s not exactly a glowing description of a businessman, though; it’s about a man who has screwed people for his entire life. Trump is a selfish, self-entitled stain on humanity. But, it’s on-brand for Trump to stay where he’s not wanted and without consent.
You can read the full report here.