NBC fires Trump over his Mex­i­can re­marks

Mexico. Trump’s provoca­tive com­ments were the latest in a se­ries of swipes against our south­ern neigh­bor.

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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

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