The city’s surprising policy reversed when skaters ravaged over the weekend said they should not be kept away from the snow
Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged on Monday that New York City worked too fast during the closure of the Trump-run ice skating rink – only to change course later.
“I think the action was a little quicker than it should have been because there was no choice in place,” D1 Blasio told NY1.
Hizoner announced last month that he was opposing the city’s contracts with the Trump Organization, alleging that then-President Trump incited the Capitol riot on 6 January.
But the move was reversed by City Hall on Sunday, which saw Luxor and Volman in Central Park six weeks before their April closing dates.
The mayor explained that when he wanted to free Trump from the siege, he didn’t even mean to ruin anyone’s snow ski plans.
“What happened here are two needs, both important and not balanced in the way they could be,” de Blasio said Monday.
“From the beginning, it was quite clear – after the horrific events at the Capitol in DC – that this was no longer an acceptable situation and the city went on to sever all ties with the Trump Organization.”
“I always wanted to make sure that we keep ice skating available for children and families throughout the season,” he continued. “To make sure that honestly there should be a different approach.”
The city’s stunning policy reversed when skaters ravaged over the weekend said they should not be kept off the ice due to the mayor’s beef with the Trump administration.
Trump’s trade group run by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric have operated the rink for more than three decades.