New York City to end business contracts with Trump

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will terminate business contracts with US President Donald Trump's companies in the wake of last week's violent siege of the Capitol in Washington.

At a news conference on Wednesday, de Blasio referred to the storming of the Capitol building by Trump's supporters as having been incited by the president.
The mayor said, "Trump will no longer profit from his relationship with New York City. The city will not allow it."

US media say the Trump Organization has contracts with New York City to operate skating rinks and a carousel in Manhattan's Central Park, and a golf course in the Bronx. The contracts are reportedly worth an annual total of 17 million dollars.

The Trump Organization rebutted the decision, saying the city has no legal right to end the contracts.