They referred to the “actions of Donald J. Trump and Donald Trump Jr”. which “prompted” the attack on the Capitol as well as the Professional Golfers’ Association’s termination of the 2022 PGA Championship at the Trump Bedminster Golf Course in New Jersey as reasons for the revocation of the Ferry Point license.
They argued that the then-president and his companies would no longer be able to attract “first-class professional championship golf tournaments such as those sponsored by the PGA” to Ferry Point because he would be associated with a “violent insurrection against the federal government. ”
The Trump Organization sued to block the June 2021 shutdown attempt, arguing that there was no breach of contract.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James agreed, writing in her 18-page decision that Ferry Point had no obligation to host PGA-level tournaments. The city’s claim that it did so “has no legal basis,” James found.
A spokesperson for the Trump Organization thanked the court for its “well-reasoned decision based on law and facts.”
“As we have said all along, the city’s efforts to end our long-term license agreement to operate Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park was nothing more than a political vendetta. Former Mayor Bill de Blasio used his position to arm the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York City Legal Department in an effort to advance his own partisan agenda, score political points and interfere with free enterprise,” the spokesperson said. in a report.
De Blasio did not return messages seeking comment.
A spokesperson for the city’s legal department said in a statement, “Anyone who holds a municipal concession is held to a high standard. We are disappointed with the court’s decision and are re-examining our legal options.