NBC Cuts Business Ties With Donald Trump

Posted: Jun 29 2015, 8:21pm CDT | by , Updated: Jul 2 2015, 7:59am CDT, in News | Latest TV News


NBC Cuts Business Ties With Donald Trump
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The television network will not air Miss USA or Miss Universe contests and ends relationship with Donald Trump over his derogatory comments about immigrants

NBC is finally cutting ties with its long-term business partner Donald Trump over his recent “derogatory” remarks about immigrants. The network will not broadcast either Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12 or Miss Universe contest, taking place January next year. Both of the contests were jointly owned by NBC and Donald Trump before the Monday announcement.

Update: Reelz Channel will air Miss USA 2015.

“At NBC, 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 network said in a statement. “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 response, Donald Trump posted a detailed statement on Instagram and called NBC “weak and foolish” for not realizing the serious problem of illegal immigration and for ending the partnership.

“As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. 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.”

Statement continued. “If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the series illegal immigration problem in United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating of closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court.”

The controversy sparked after Trump announced his run for presidency and delivered an insulting speech about immigrants especially people coming from Mexico. He called them “Rapist” and the people who are bringing “Crime” and “Drugs.”

After that, Univision, the largest Spanish television network in USA, decided not to air Miss Universe and Miss USA contests and ended their contract with Miss Universe Organization. Roselyn Sanchez, the Puerto Rican actress and the co-host of upcoming Miss USA contest also pulled herself out of the show over Trump’s recent comments.

Source: CNN

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