The New York State Supreme Court ruled on Friday that New York City was wrong to cancel former President Donald Trump’s contract to run the Ferry Point Golf Course.
Then-Mayor Bill DeBlasio canceled the contract after January 6, 2022, saying that Trump would not be able to attract golf tournaments that would benefit the city monetarily.
Justice Debra James said that there was no requirement in the contract to attract a golf tournament, so the contract could not be invalidated on those grounds.
If the city decides they want him to leave, they need to pay out the contract, James said. Trump’s son Eric said he would stay, however.
“The judge didn’t buy their nonsense and this is a well-reasoned and appropriate decision and we look forward to running the best golf course for years to come,” Eric Trump said.
The Parks Department reassigned Trump’s contract to Bobby Jones Links, and they will now need to cancel that contract at their own coast.
James had granted a temporary restraining order last fall to allow the course to continue operations under Trump while the case was decided.
The course was closed over the winter to rest the grass and for caretaking according to Jack Nicklaus’s requirements.
On the way to the Bronx to congratulate the 150 staff members for being able to keep their jobs, Eric Trump said, “De Blasio did this for his own political theater. He wasted tremendous amounts of time and city resources on his own vendetta. He is a disgrace to New York and everyone is glad he is gone.”
DeBlasio’s moved to freeze Trump out of all city contracts after the Capitol breach on January 6, even though Trump had called for peace both before and during the events of that day.
Democrats widely blamed Trump for the breach no matter what the facts showed.
The breach followed a speech by Trump that at points called on hearers to act to prevent the election from being certified, citing fraud.