James to Trump: Prepare for Legal Action if You Threaten New York Again

AG James Ready to Take Legal Action if President Trump 
Follows Through on Threat to Cut Off Funding to NYC

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement in response to a presidential memorandum released yesterday by the White House, in which President Trump threatened to cut off funding to New York City and other major cities:

“As the nation battles a pandemic, an economic recession, and reckons with institutional racism, President Trump has decided to throw fuel on these multiple fires by threatening New York and other major cities across the country. This is nothing more than a desperate, last ditch election strategy by a president too weak to lead us through these national crises. Sowing anger and dividing Americans are the last thing we need, and if the president actually decides to move forward with his threat to defund New York City, we will be ready to take immediate legal action. The president is not a dictator and his efforts at tyrannical rule will be met with fierce opposition. Time after time, we have beat the president in court and we have no doubt we will beat him again, if necessary.”