New York City Says Canceling Contract With Trump Golf Course Was Justified


Lawyers for New York City argued Monday that the city’s decision to end the Trump Organization’s contract to operate a Bronx golf course was lawful because attracting top tournaments wasn’t possible after the Capitol riot.

“The Trump name—once a key selling point for his businesses, including [the Bronx course] and other of Trump’s golf course entities—was irretrievably tarnished,” the lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday evening. Attracting top tournaments was a core provision of the Bronx agreement, they said.

The Trump Organization declined to comment.

Monday’s filing came in response to a lawsuit the Trump Organization filed in New York state court last month accusing the city of unlawfully ending its contract to operate Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, a public golf course in the Bronx. The lawsuit argued that Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, was biased against former President Donald Trump for years then used the Capitol riot as a pretext to end the contract.