Hochul Tries to Reassure NY Businesses After Trump Verdict, Backfires Big Time

In the aftermath of the recent penalty ruling against former President Donald Trump, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) attempted to reassure businesses that they have nothing to worry about.

However, her efforts backfired and provide a clear illustration of the unsettling reality for those who choose to do business in the state.

The recent civil fraud case against Trump is a stark example of political persecution and serves as a warning to other New York businesses that they could be next.

During an appearance on WABC 770 AM with The Cats Roundtable’s John Catsimatidis, Hochul was asked if New York businesses need to worry that if “they can do that to the former president, they can do that to anybody.”

She responded, “I think that this is really an extraordinary, unusual circumstance that the law-abiding and rule-following New Yorkers who are business people have nothing to worry about because they’re very different than Donald Trump and his behavior.”

This statement, however, does not address the underlying issue: the rule of law has been disregarded in favor of political persecution.

The civil fraud case brought by New York State Attorney General Letitia James against Trump had no victim nor any evidence of malfeasance.

The lenders involved in the case even stated that Trump did nothing wrong. The loans were paid back with interest.

This glaring act of political persecution against the leading opposition leader should serve as a wake-up call for businesses considering operating in New York.

No one with any sense should do business in New York, as the state has demonstrated that it is willing to target opposition leaders and businesses over political differences.

The threat of persecution constantly hangs over the heads of those who dare to stray from the Democrat Party’s agenda.

It is crucial to remember that political beliefs can change rapidly and what is considered acceptable today might not be tomorrow.

In less than a decade, Democrats went from embracing same-sex marriage to demanding men be allowed to share a locker room with your daughter and compete against her in sports. Where does the Democrat Party’s madness end?

Hochul’s attempt to reassure businesses is not a genuine effort to protect their interests.

Instead, it serves as a reminder that businesses must prove their loyalty to the left by using the “correct” pronouns and displaying the “correct” signs.

Silence is no longer an option; it now equals death in left-wing circles.

The state’s willingness to swoop in and ruin a business for no reason other than political beliefs is a clear warning to both big and small businesses.

Those who remain in New York risk being terrorized into doing the left’s political bidding or being bled dry like Trump Inc.

In the case of the $335 million penalty, one must ask: who gets the money?

No private person or corporation sued Trump. The state initiated this.

So, who gets all that money? The answer is troubling, as it highlights the potential for financial ruin at the hands of the state.

In conclusion, the recent events in New York underscore the risk of doing business in the state.

Only a fool would continue to do business in New York after what happened to Trump.

The message is clear: get out as fast as you can and find a more business-friendly environment.