Under pressure from several Hispanic activists group and a looming petition from several organizations, NBCUniversal has decided to axe Donald Trump from its programming following his controversial comments on immigrant rights a few weeks ago. Announced in a press release Monday, the Comcast-owned network will no longer air the Miss USA and the Miss Universe pageants, a contest previously owned by both Trump and NBC. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” NBC said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
The inciteful comments were made when Trump officially announced his candidacy for presidency two weeks ago. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people who have lots of problems,” said Trump during his speech. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” Initially following the statement, NBCUniversal released a statement in regards to the statements, stating they “do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration.” NBC isn’t the first network to sever ties with Trump, with Univision announcing immediately after his comments were made that they will not be airing either pageant aired on the station.
The words “You’re Fired” come to mind, and we can’t help but LOL – at extreme levels.
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