Trump’s Branding Getting Removed From Major New York City Property


Former President Donald Trump is exiting the administration of a golf course in the northern parts of New York City. His business had been running the course as part of a lease with the city, but a company called Bally’s has struck a deal with the Trump business to take over his lease with authorities.

The New York City government had itself previously attempted to secure an exit to the lease with the Trump business, but authorities were ultimately unsuccessful. They undertook such efforts after the January 6 violence at the U.S. Capitol directly inspired by Trump’s many conspiracy theories and lies about the 2020 presidential election, after which Trump also faced substantial upheaval elsewhere in his professional relationships. The PGA Championship had been scheduled for Trump’s golf property in Bedminster, New Jersey, for 2022, but those plans vaporized after those same violent events. At the disputed New York City golf course, which is in the Bronx, Trump evidently didn’t own the land.

“Terms of the deal were not immediately clear but the sources said it’s well into the millions,” ABC News said, explaining what the Trump business would be making from Bally’s. The updated contract seemingly already received necessary approvals for this stage of development from authorities. Sources for ABC also anticipated a rebranding at the course. Elsewhere in New York, Trump after January 6 also lost the administration of Wollman Rink, which is in Central Park and provides ice skating for visitors.

New York City is among the heavily populated locales often targeted by conservatives, though a major headquarters for Fox News is right in Manhattan. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) visited the city briefly to protest for Trump after his criminal charges related to the hush money that went to Stormy Daniels, and Greene afterwards complained furiously about what she’d witnessed. It’s a trend. Trump has singled out for targeting areas including Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C., the latter of which he repeatedly characterized as “filthy.”