By Emily Ngo
July 21, 2015
New York City may be bound by contracts with Donald Trump, but it won't be seeking his financing for projects in the future, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
City Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan), chair of the council's parks committee, took a stronger stance than de Blasio, launching a "Dump Trump" campaign and petition "demanding that our city immediately end its association with Trump's businesses." All of Trump's parks concessions include terminate-at-will clauses and the city should use the option to drop his association with parks attractions, Levine's petition read. The councilman called Trump's remarks "racist" and "despicable."