In the wake of a violent insurrection that took place at the capitol, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city will terminate all its contracts with the Trump Organization.
In an interview with MSNBC, Mayor de Blasio cited criminal activity as legal grounds for ending contracts.
“Our legal team has done an assessment and the contracts make very clear, if a company and the leadership of that company is engaged in criminal activity, we have the right to sever the contract,” De Blasio said on MSNBC.
“Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity.” De Blasio said.
De Blasio said that he is expecting a legal fight from the Trump family over the $16 million contracts, however, he assured everyone that the city was on “strong legal grounds.”
While the events of January 6th shocked the entire nation, it took an act of domestic terrorism for the democratic state to end its contracts.
Is It Too Late?
So the Trump administration’s inhumane mishandling of COVID-19 that claimed thousands of lives and counting weren’t enough? How about that the fact that Trump called the BLM movement a “symbol of hate”? Or how Trump encouraged people to inject bleach as a cure for the virus?
I can’t help but wonder if it were always possible for NYC to make a decision upon who they choose to do business with on the basis of ethics, why wait after all that Trump’s done to date?
Perhaps it’s the power that the Trump family holds over the government on a municipal level. Perhaps it’s fear.
It is time to hold the President and politicians that supported him accountable. The angry mob that stormed the capitol believed the words of a man that put himself before the good of the country.
Michelle Obama was right when she said, ” Our democracy is so much bigger than anyone’s ego.”
It irks me knowing that there are people giving credit to institutions for doing the “right thing.”
It is heartening to know that one of the populous states ended all things related to trump, but the question still remains: Did big institutions and corporations wait too long to jump ship?