Trump dumped for anti- Mex­i­can rant

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US TV net­work NBC has cut ties with pres­i­den­tial can­di­date and bil­lion­aire Don­ald Trump over con­tro­ver­sial com­ments he made about Mex­i­can mi­grants in an­nounc­ing his cam­paign.

The net­work said it would no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Uni­verse pageants, which had been a joint ven­ture be­tween NBC and Mr Trump.

It also said it had be­gun ex­plor­ing ways to air fu­ture sea­sons of the re­al­ity se­ries Celebrity Ap­pren­tice with­out the colour­ful Mr Trump as host.

“At NBC, re­spect and dig­nity for all peo­ple are cor­ner­stones of our val­ues,” the net­work said in a state­ment.

Mr Trump at­trib­uted the de­ci­sion to a clash in view­points, say­ing his views were strong and NBC’s “very weak”. He said he would not apol­o­gise for his state­ments be­cause they “were cor­rect”.

Dur­ing his speech last month, he said Mex­i­can im­mi­grants were “bring­ing drugs, they’re bring­ing crime, they’re rapists and some, I as­sume, are good peo­ple”.

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