Trump Gets Bronx Cheer From Thousands—And Not Just Bronxites As NYC Moves to Possibly Cancel Contracts

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Infographic Courtesy Via Daily News/Denis Slattery: ‘Odd Couple: Donald Trump and Ruben Diaz Jr. bro-mance in The Bronx

Never underestimate the power of The Bronx.

On Monday when we started the petition calling for New York City to cancel the contract with Donald Trump at Ferry Point Golf Course after his disparaging remarks and factually incorrect remarks about Mexican immigrants, we thought it was just a pipe dream that we would be heard and listened to (click the link to sign the petition please!).

But now it seems that Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have heard our collective calls as our petition has reached over 5,000 signatures.

Yesterday, New York City Bill de Blasio announced that they are reviewing all contracts with Donald Trump and his organization of which Ferry Point Golf Course is one of them.

Even major GOLF organizations, are beginning to back away making our crusade even more important to continue to fight this battle:

“After an interview with the Golf Channel on Tuesday in which the Republican candidate for president claimed he had the support of the golf community despite his inflammatory comments because “they all know I’m right,” the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, USGA and PGA of America jointly released a statement disassociating themselves from Trump.

“In response to Mr. Trump’s comments about the golf industry ‘knowing he is right’ in regards to his recent statements about Mexican immigrants, we feel compelled to clarify that those remarks do not reflect the views of our organizations,” the joint statement to the Golf Channel said. “While the LPGA, PGA of America, PGA Tour and USGA do not usually comment on presidential politics, Mr. Trump’s comments are inconsistent with our strong commitment to an inclusive and welcoming environment in the game of golf.”

The four golfing bodies are the latest to publicly back away from the embattled Trump, along with television networks Univision and NBCUniversal (the parent company of msnbc) and the department store Macy’s.” — MSNBC, Golf organizations the latest to back away from Donald Trump

Our collective voices, including the protest on Monday at Ferry Point Golf Course organized by Alex A. Gomez, a candidate running for city council district 13 in The Bronx currently held by James Vacca who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2017.

Currently we have received almost 5,000 signatures on our petition to date and the mainstream media is listening to our voices. Now it is a sit and wait to make sure that our elected officials pay attention as well.

Some of the media coverage on The Bronx’s quest to be rid of Trump are as follows:

Even ProjectBronx got in on calling out Trump:

We want to personally thank each and every one of you for making this possible for without the power and voice of the people, we would not have reached this point. It is too soon to declare any sort of victory, but the fact that the administration is listening and working on reviewing these contracts and the media is listening to voices, it sure is something to be happy for.

Kindly continue to circulate the petition!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.