Exactly seven days ago, supporters and loyalists of President Trump made their way to the U.S. Capitol. What began as a peaceful protest later regressed into violence, the destruction of property, and breaking and entering into Capitol Hill. As a result of last Wednesday’s events in D.C., multiple Americans have faced arrests and loss of life.
Many sources are blaming President Trump for all this, asserting that he incited violence and pushed his supporters to carry out an insurrection. The blowback over the past week has been intense and seemingly unceasing.
Online payment processors and social media companies have banned the 45th president from using their services. Meanwhile, House Democrats are seeking to impeach Trump, while House Republicans aim to formally censure him.
Washington Examiner additionally reports that New York City is terminating multiple contracts with the Trump-owned Trump Organization.
Ending Contracts with the Trump Organization
This morning, Bill de Blasio, the Democrat mayor of New York City, confirmed that the locality is ending all of its current contracts with the Trump Organization. On-air today, De Blasio informed that legal aides for NYC conducted an assessment and therefore found a loophole to terminate their Trump Organization contracts.
BREAKING: Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York City is severing all contracts with the Trump Organization. Legal grounds: Trump’s criminal activities, including inciting an insurrection against the United States government. pic.twitter.com/eZrZIZjzVO
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) January 13, 2021
De Blasio explained this loophole. Apparently, if company leadership is “engaged in criminal activity,” then NYC has an out. The Democrat mayor then proclaimed that by Trump “inciting an insurrection” against America’s government, he clearly partook in criminal activity.
After stating that NYC is cutting all ties with the Trump Organization, De Blasio professed that Trump’s business will “profit no longer” from the contracts.
Reaction from the Trump Organization
At this time, the Trump Organization has yet to release an official statement regarding NYC’s decision.
The city’s decision to cut all contracts with the Trump Organization appears to be part of a growing pattern, however. Just days ago, the Professional Golfers’ Association announced that it would no longer host its 2022 championship at Trump’s New Jersey-based Bedminster golf course.
Hundreds of National Guard troops sleep on the floor of the Capitol Visitors Center as Democrats begin debating an article of impeachment against President Trump. – @LACaldwellDC pic.twitter.com/hjWgALCisN
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 13, 2021
Organizations’ decisions to cut ties with Trump follow his banning from multiple social media platforms and Democrats’ work to impeach for a second time.
What do you make of New York City ending its contracts with the Trump Organization? How do you think this will impact Trump’s businesses once he leaves office? Don’t be afraid to share your thoughts in the comment section below.