NEW YORK CITY — The city will review all contracts it has with Donald Trump following disparaging comments he made about Mexicans during his announcement that he would run for president on June 16, the mayor announced Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called Trump's remarks "disgusting and offensive."
"Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers," de Blasio said. "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.”
An awesome fellow Mexican made a Donald Trump piñata with much more realistic hair. Party at my house! pic.twitter.com/O8v87OBet1— Dorina Arellano (@evildorina) June 23, 2015
NBC and Univision announced they would end their relationship with the presidential hopeful.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best... They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems," Trump said during his June 16 speech. "They're bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
City Councilman Mark Levine who chairs the Parks Committee called the Parks Department to cancel the four contracts with Trump who runs has contracts at Ferry Point, Lasker Rink, Wollman Rink and Central Park Carousel.
"Mr. Trump's racist comments are despicable even by his already low standards," Levine said. "Our parks are public spaces where everyone should feel welcome and an association with Mr. Trump directly contradicts this spirit."
Earlier this week, Bronx activists had started a petition for the city to cancel a contract with Trump for his Throgs Neck golf course Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.
A spokesman for Trump did not return immediate requests for comment.