This latest move comes after the peacock network had initially distanced themselves from Trump and his comments following his announcement regarding the 2016 presidential race. He is also threatening to sue the Univision network after they cut ties with him.
More consequences for Donald Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants: NBC dumped his beauty pageants and reiterated he will not be inThe Apprentice anymore.
The network, which has been under pressure to fire Trump since last week when Univision announced it would not air Trump’s Miss USA pageant in Spanish, said in a statement that “respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the statement said.
“To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Apprentice on NBC,” because he is an announced Republican candidate for president.
“Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue, the network added.
Trump announced he is running for president two weeks ago in a rambling kick-off speech that included his plans to control illegal immigration: He said he would build a “great wall” and make Mexico pay for it because Mexico is “sending” people who are rapists, drug dealers and criminals, and a few “good people,” too.
This proved too much for the leading Spanish-language network, Univision, which serves millions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the USA, and had a contract with the Miss Universe organization (Trump is a part-owner) to air the Miss USA pageant on July 12 in Spanish.
But the network declared that Trump’s rhetoric about Mexicans (he did not mention other Latino groups or the Canadian border, for instance) was insulting and offensive.
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