Donald Trump dumped by Univision over immigration comments
Donald, you’re fired.
From Univision, at least.
The largest Spanish-language broadcaster has decided to not air Donald Trump’s annual Miss USA pageant next month due to the presidential candidate’s recent comments on immigration.
The network released this statement to EW: “Today the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. At Univision we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12 or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”
When recently announcing his run for president, Trump called for a great wall to be built in order to stop illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” he said. “And some, I assume, are good people.”
The Celebrity Apprentice star later accused the media of taking his comments out of context. “I am personally offended by the mainstream media’s attempt to distort my comments regarding Mexico and its great people,” he told reporters. “I have many successful business relationships with Mexican companies and employ, and am close friends with, many Mexican people … I do great with Latino voters. I employee so many Latinos, I have so many people working for me. The Latinos love Trump, and I Iove them.”
Miss Universe is co-owned by Trump and NBC Universal. Univision added that they will continue to provide comprehensive news coverage of all the presidential candidates, including Trump, “to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”
Trump hit back on Twitter: