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Trump Organization sues New York City for canceling golf course deal

The Trump Organization sued New York City on Monday for cancelling a contract to run a golf course in the Bronx earlier this year, claiming the decision was politically motivated.

According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit claims that there was nothing in the contract that gave New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio the authority to terminate the contract following the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot. When de Blasio announced his decision to cancel the contract, he directly cited Trump’s “criminal action” in inciting the riot.

The Trump Organization said in a statement, “Mayor de Blasio’s actions are purely political, have no legal merit, and are yet another example of the mayor’s efforts to advance his own partisan agenda and interfere with free enterprise.”

The company is demanding that the course be allowed to continue or that it be compensated millions of dollars.

According to the Associated Press, the contract states that New York City has the right to terminate the agreement at any time but must compensate the company for money invested in building clubhouses on the course.

As part of its decision to cancel the contract, the city argued that Trump could no longer claim to attract prestigious tournaments, as the contract reportedly requires.

According to the Associated Press, the Trump Organization argued in its lawsuit that it was never required to attract tournaments and was only required to maintain a “first-class, tournament quality” golf course.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala.

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