New York wants Trump out. A move toward erasing the president from the city scene grew with a push from the City Council. A resolution asks for termination of the Trump Organization’s contracts. Now, Yankee fans jump him too.
By David Stone
UPDATE: JULY 28, 2020, Dateline, The Bronx
As we reported first, the New York Times, along with other foot-dragging, Trump-protecting media, confirmed what was already obvious. That is, Trump, an alleged human being, made the whole thing up, inventing an invitation to throw out a first pitch in mid-August, then inventing an excuse turning it down.
All because he’s jealous of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the respect he gets for his efforts combating the coronavirus Trump mismanaged. Fauci followed through on an actual invite to throw out the first ball of the major league baseball season in Washington.
This seems to have hurt Trump’s tender feelings, resulting in another splurge of dishonesty and misrepresentation.
UPDATE, July 27, 2020, Dateline New York City.
New York wants Trump out, but none more than Yankee fans and the Bronx.
Two weeks ago, Mayor Bill deBlasio painted BLACK LIVES MATTER on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower, and few, apart from a handful of slipshod protestors who could afford paint cans, objected.
But the uproar after alleged human being Donald Trump said he’d throw out the first pitch at a Yankees game on August 15th topped it.
Led by Bronx president Reuben Diaz Jr. on Twitter.
Then, Trump declined his own invitation…
“Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August 15th,” Trump said.
But wait a minute…
This was like announcing in high school that you turned down a prom date with the head cheerleader. Except she never asked.
Trump claimed he was invited by Yankee president Randy Levine, and there was a plausible connection. Levine once worked for the flaming, lip-flailing turd pile previously known as Rudy Giuliani.
As it so often does, though, mainstream media, from Times to Post, missed a critical point. Outside a player or two mumbling indefinitely when asked, the Yankees never made any announcement.
Not the former Rudy Giuliani’s ex, Randy Levine, Hal Steinbrenner, or anyone else.
Did Trump simply invite himself, then run for cover when things got hot? That fits his style, but wouldn’t it mean he lied?
End of New York Wants Trump Out Update
New York Wants Trump Out
Donald J. Trump’s stunning reversal of fortune in his hometown led partially to his changing his official residence to Florida.
On 5th Avenue, his Trump Tower was a tourist draw, and his personal capers with women filled the Post’s cheesy Page Six with fodder for gossip.
For me, the facade began fading when a Mikhail Gorbachev impersonator lured Trump out of his tower. The Soviet leader, he believed, ponied over to 5th Avenue just to shake the hand of the master of capitalism.
Then came the bankruptcies and, eventually, his racist instigation of the anti-Obama birther conspiracy.
A Win Becomes A Loss for Trump
Before common sense left him, Trump won New Yorker’s approval by turning a junky Wollman Skating Rink into popular Central Park attraction. He did it on budget and on time, both things the city failed at.
But now, Wollman along with Lasker Skating Rink, the Carousel and Trump Golf Links in the Bronx face termination. Councilman Mark Levine wants them ended.
“Now that Donald Trump has moved out of New York City, he should take his corrupt businesses with him,” Levine told the Daily News.
Levine cites losses in revenue for the parks as justification.
Since Trump’s election, for example, profits from the Central Park Carousel fell from $188,000 in 2015 to $30,000 in 2017. The skating rinks and golf are doing poorly as well.
“Our city’s financial relationship with the Trump name is a stain on the reputation of New York City and it needs to end immediately,” Levine added.
New York Wants Trump Out Resolution
Around town, Trump removal options include stripping his name from residential buildings by coop boards. And the Trump Organization itself got in on the act, removing his name from both Central Park rinks after revenue dived.
That was a first.
But Levine hopes it won’t be the last.
Councilwomen Carlina Rivera and Margaret Chin co-sponsor the non-binding resolution asking Mayor Bill de Blasio to act.
Lawyers for the Parks Department say the contracts cannot be broken. Levine disputes that. But both skating rink contracts end next year, and he’ll settle for non-renewal.
Trump Golf Links runs until 2032.