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NYC Officials Erase Trump’s Name from Bronx Golf Course

New York City officials have removed Donald Trump’s name from a Bronx golf course as part of a rebranding effort.

Trump Links Sign Removed

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The “Trump Links” sign, a prominent feature visible to motorists passing over the Whitestone Bridge for nearly a decade, was taken down ahead of unveiling the course’s new name, Bally Links.

Golf Course Operations Transferred

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This change follows the Trump Organization’s decision to transfer golf course operations to Bally’s Corporation, a gaming and entertainment company with plans for a casino in New York.

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The Transition

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The Trump Organization has been managing the 18-hole public course since 2015.

Attempt To End Contract

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However, following January 6th, 2021, when rioters stormed the Capitol, then-Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to terminate the contract with the Trump Organization.

Move Legally Challenged

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The mayor’s team cited Trump’s alleged role in inciting the insurrection. However, this move was legally challenged and rejected by a state judge.

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Transfer of Operating Rights

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In September, the Trump Organization sold the operating rights of the golf course to Bally’s for $60 million.

Fraud Trial Link

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The details of this lease were disclosed during a civil fraud trial investigating Donald Trump’s financial matters and the business dealings of the Trump family.

Trump Jr.’s Admission

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During the trial, Donald Trump Jr. mentioned that managing the golf course had incurred substantial costs, and he was uncertain if it had turned a profit.

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Closure of Civil Fraud Trial

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The civil fraud trial, which could have implications for Donald Trump’s business activities in New York, concluded on Thursday.

Decision Pending

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A decision in the case is expected by the end of the month. It’s worth noting that the former president changed his legal residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, in 2019.

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