Capital New York: Mark-Viverito says Trump should be a ‘pariah’

By Gloria Pazmino

July 2, 2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is hoping the city will sever ties with the Trump Organization following an announcement by the de Blasio administration this week that it is reviewing city contracts with Donald Trump’s enterprises...

Not long after the speaker's remarks, another Council member, Mark Levine, chair of the Council's parks committee, said the city should terminate all of Trump's park concessions. "Mr. Trump's racist comments are despicable even by his already low standards," said Levine, a Manhattan Democrat. "Our parks are public spaces where everyone should feel welcome and an association with Mr. Trump directly contradicts this spirit. All of Mr. Trump's parks concessions include terminate-at-will clauses. The Parks Department should exercise this option to sever all ties with Mr. Trump immediately."

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