You’re fired! NBC is cutting its business ties to Donald Trump in light of his recent offensive statements about Mexican immigrants. NBC and Trump jointly owned the Miss USA pageant and the Miss Universe pageant—now neither will air on the network.
In a speech announcing his presidential campaign two weeks ago, Trump said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people who have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, was the first to drop Trump: they pulled out of a contract to air the Miss USA pageant after his remarks. Univision’s news anchor Jorge Ramos said Trump had become “the Hispanic community’s most hated man.”