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Mayor Bill de Blasio announed on Wednesday, accusing President Donald Trump of inciting the crowds that stormed the US Capitol final week.
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New York City will sever contracts with the Trump Organization that internet the corporate income of $17 million yearly, Mayor Bill de Blasio mentioned on Wednesday, accusing President Donald Trump of inciting the crowds that stormed the US Capitol final week.
“If a company and the leadership of that company is engaged in criminal activity, we have the right to sever the contract,” de Blasio mentioned on MSNBC.
“Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity,” de Blasio mentioned. “So, the city of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization.”
Trump addressed hundreds of supporters on Jan. 6, reiterating his unsupported declare that his re-election was stolen. He urged them to march to the Capitol the place Congress was affirming Joe Biden’s election by the Electoral College.
The crowd rapidly overwhelmed Capitol safety, with lots of them getting into the constructing and forcing a halt to the proceedings as lawmakers took cowl in a safe location. Five folks died on account of the incident.