DONALD Trump has been touted as potential New York City mayor by a newspaper as a bookmaker offered 100-1 odds on the ex-president taking the job.
Speculations on the upcoming NYC Mayoral run are suggesting former president Trump has a slight chance at filling Bill de Blasio’s shoes.
Speculations on the upcoming NYC Mayoral run are suggesting former president Trump has a chance at filling Bill de Blasio’s shoesCredit: AP:Associated Press
The Trump Organization owns Wollman Rink in Central ParkCredit: Getty Images – Getty
De Blasio, the current NYC mayor who accidentally dropped a groundhog in 2014, will end his final term on December 31, 2021.
Despite Trump not mentioning any plans for a mayoral run, The Las Vegas Review Journal dubbed the former president’s possible goal a “long shot.”
According to Betfair sportsbook in the United Kingdom, Trump’s odds at becoming NYC mayor is 100-1.
Others with the same chance of Trump, are Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa and former Staten Island congressman Max Rose, the report states.
The Review Journal questioned Trump’s chances at obtaining the title and said: “Former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang is the clear favorite, at -149, to replace Democratic NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred from running for a third term by term limits.”
“The Democratic and Republican primaries for the 2021 NYC mayoral election are scheduled for June 22, followed by the general election Nov. 2,” the paper explained.
It also recalled Betfair dubbing Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam as the 5-1 second choice.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is pictured at the opening of Citifield on February 10, 2021Credit: The Mega Agency
Meanwhile, back in January, de Blasio’s revealed his administration was canceling contracts with the Trump Organization.
As he announced the “severing” of contracts, he said: “The contracts make very clear if a company and the leadership of that company is engaged in criminal activity, we have the right to sever the contract.”
He added: “Inciting an insurrection against the United States government clearly constitutes criminal activity.”
Eric Trump has slammed the city’s push to cancel Trump contracts, the New York Post reported.
The former president’s son said in a statement: “Yet another example of Mayor de Blasio’s incompetence and blatant disregard for the facts.”
Eric insisted: “The City of New York has no legal right to end our contracts, and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Organization over $30 million.
“This is nothing more than political discrimination, and we plan to fight vigorously.”
The thought of Trump running for mayor, comes as he is reportedly set to hail himself as the ‘presumptive 2024 nominee’Credit: AP:Associated Press
The contract changes almost made for an early closing of two outdoor skating facilities in Central Park, Wollman Rink and Laskar.
However, rinks were allowed to stay open after many complaints.
“New York City kids deserve all the time on the ice they can get this year,” de Blasio’s press secretary, Bill Neidhardt, said on Sunday evening. “The Wollman and Lasker rinks will stay open under current management for the few weeks left in this season.”
Neidhardt added: “But make no mistake, we will not be doing business with the Trump Organization going forward. Inciting an insurrection will never be forgotten or forgiven.”
The thought of Trump running for mayor, comes as he is reportedly set to hail himself as the “presumptive 2024 nominee” and say he’s in charge of the Republican Party
Former President Trump is reportedly planning to address his supporters on Sunday in his first speech since his White House departure.
And in August, the New York City mayor was urged to step down during a protest in Manhattan amid the city’s homeless crisis and gun violence spike.
The rally took place after an increased number of homeless people have taken to NYC streets amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Soon after, Trump demanded that de Blasio rehire “incredible” police officers who were laid off amid a Democrat-backed “defunding” movement and crime spike.