Could Donald Trump soon be fired by an entire city?
The real estate mogul, who’s been under fire for his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants made during his presidential announcement speech last month, is now under scrutiny from New York City.
Calling Trump’s comments “disgusting and offensive,” New York mayor Bill de Blasio said that he is “reviewing” Trump’s contracts with the city.
In his strongly worded statement, de Blasio said that Trump’s “hateful language has no place in our city.”
“We are reviewing Trump contracts with the City. Donald Trump’s remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place in our city,” de Blasio said. “Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers.
The mayor added, “Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential part of this city’s vibrant and diverse community, and we will continue to celebrate and support New Yorkers of every background.”
According to MSNBC, Trump’s contracts with the city include concession agreements for an ice skating rink a carousel and the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point Park.
During a speech last month, Trump called Mexicans “rapists,” among other things.
Since then, a number of former business partners have parted ways with the tycoon/politician. Univision and NBC both severed ties with Trump, with both networks opting not to air the upcoming Miss USA pageant. The pageant, scheduled for July 12, will now air on Reelz.
Trump has also been dumped by Macy’s, which carried a Trump menswear line, though Trump claimed that the decision to part ways with the retailer was actually his.