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New York City is reviewing its contracts with Donald Trump in light of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said.

{mosads}”Donald Trump’s remarks were disgusting and offensive, and this hateful language has no place in our city,” de Blasio said Wednesday in a statement, according to The Associated Press.

“Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers. Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential part of this city’s vibrant and diverse community, and we will continue to celebrate and support New Yorkers of every background.”

Trump’s city contracts include a golf course, ice skating rink and carousel, according to the AP.

The real estate magnate turned GOP presidential hopeful has been in hot water since his campaign’s opening day, when he described the U.S. as the “dumping ground” for other countries and said that Mexicans coming to the country illegally are not that country’s “best.”

“They’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime,” Trump said.

“They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Those comments have set off a chain reaction that’s prompted many of Trump’s business associates to cut ties with him. NBC and Macy’s dropped business relationships with him, and NBC and Univision won’t air his Miss USA pageant

Trump defended his remarks in an interview Wednesday night on CNN.

“If you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country, it’s mind-boggling,” Trump said.

He also cited an article about migrant rape victims. When CNN host Don Lemon said that the article mostly dealt with victims, Trump said, “Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean, somebody’s doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?”

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