NBC fires Trump over his Mexican remarks
Mexico. Trump’s provocative comments were the latest in a series of swipes against our southern neighbor.
NBC ended its relationship with real estate developer and TV personality Donald Trump and his “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants on Monday after he made comments insulting Mexicans when he began his run for president.
The pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBCUniversal and Trump, would no longer air on NBC “due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants” the company said in a press release.
Trump was already not going to take part in “The Apprentice” on NBC, a show in which he uses “You’re Fired!” as his signature command to eliminate contestants. NBC said “Celebrity Apprentice,” licensed from United Artists Media Group, would continue. Univision said on Thursday that it would not air the Miss USA pageant on July 12 because of Trump’s remarks. Trump’s lawyer said the billionaire would sue the U.S. Spanish-language TV network.
Trump said on Monday after the NBC announcement that he was no longer affiliated with the broadcaster but stood by his campaign trail comments.
“Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct — that is why our country is in serious trouble,” a Trump Organization statement said.
Univision said it would also sever ties with the Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture between Trump and NBCUniversal.
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting.” Trump, in his opening campaign speech