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NBC dumps Trump following comments on Mexico

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Donald Trump appears on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice." The network announced it would monitor his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination and reconsider his role on the show.

NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, succumbing to pressure from an array of Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on NBC.

Miss USA and Miss Universe were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump.

“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”

Monday’s announcement follows a similar move by Univision, the Spanish-language broadcaster, last week. Univision decided it would not air Miss USA in the wake of his racially-tinged comments about Mexican immigrants.

Over the weekend a large number of Hispanic advocacy organizations urged NBC to do the same thing.

The call for NBCUniversal to sever its business relationship with Trump is now coming from inside the building.

On Monday the National Association of Hispanic Journalists added its name to a growing list of Hispanic groups that are applying pressure to NBC. The association is led by Mekahlo Medina, a reporter for NBC’s local station in southern California.

Additionally, more than 215,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling for a break-up.

The petition, created by Guillermo Castañeda Jr., calls for the Peacock network to end the pageant airings due to comments Trump made during his presidential announcement two weeks ago.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people who have lots of problems,” Trump said in the speech. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people.”

These comments caused a firestorm, leading Univision to dump its telecast of the Miss USA pageant in protest.

Trump partially owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe events.

He is also the face of NBC’s “The Apprentice.” Following his Presidential announcement, NBC said it would “re-evaluate” Trump’s role on the reality show.

In his petition, Castañeda Jr. asked NBC to follow Univision’s lead.

“Please cancel Miss USA, Miss Universe and the Apprentice. You are supporting a hateful and narcissistic individual without any kind of values, both personal and business wise,” Castañeda Jr. wrote. “Mr. Trump does not need to apologize anymore, which he will not according to his remarks after being dumped by Univision. He needs to be shown that his behavior belongs in the past before the civil rights movement.”

NBC responded Thursday with a statement saying that Trump’s opinions “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.”

However, that position did not satisfy Castañeda Jr.

“You did not cancel Miss USA, The Apprentice or even made reference to his hateful and divisive remarks,” he wrote. “Not only that, but the only reason why you would not have him as head of The Apprentice would be because of his political aspirations, not because of his incendiary remarks in a country where violence against minorities and racism are still around daily.”

 

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14 comments

  • Whopp

    Well well, I guess it is now time for me to stop watching any NBC programming and refraining from any local Mexican restaurants. What trump said is true, and anyone in their right mind knows we need a border wall. Big difference between legal and illegal immigrants when talking civil rights people.

  • Kevin

    Hey Trump… Open mouth, Insert Foot! Way to go, Douche-bag. Turns out you’re not half as smart as you insist on portraying yourself. Thanks for the laugh. I’m sure there is more to come.

  • today was a good day

    Yeah for those who agree with him, think about this and wisely, you are eating, you are clothing your self, you live in a nice clean USA and you don’t work for pennies!! Immigrants make this world go round and round!!! with out immigrants this place would be a sh*$ hole. Who cooks your meals when you go to a restaurant??? and I mean any restaurant??? who cleans your dirty yards and make them look flawless?? who builds all this new buildings and work hard all day long and you don’t see out begging for money in the corner or end of freeways, pretending they are VETS when in fact most of these people out there are criminals, like rapist and drug addicts this is why they can’t get a job! these mexicans that come to the USA are hard workers and will work their ass off to make money and feed their families.. You are right, there is some bad mexicans, whites, blacks asians but are you calling them all out? Mexicans are not the only immigrants here in the US, there is all kind of immigrants here and they are all not legal! You are the reason why America can not move on from it’s horrible past of hate! Get outta here! and take the rest of the haters with you because in a few more years YOU WILL BE THE MINORITY HERE!! so next time you go to a fancy restaurant and pig your self out, check the kitchen, jerk!

    • wowjustwow

      That’s OK, we’ll just go…and leave this once great country to it’s new “service economy”. 50 years and it will be a 3rd world cesspool, explain that to your grandchildren. Do you really think the cartels and death squads are not going to follow you here? You are not men enough to deal with it there, and really think a border that will no longer exist and a Bill of Rights and Constitution that is getting whittled away year after year will protect you?…interesting. 3rd world thinking of a 3rd world “man”.

  • It's her body

    Nothing wrong with the truth! Less Mexicans less crime, less burden on tax payers, and more jobs for Americans!

  • Jim Kelly

    It’s her body is an example of what an “American Idiot” thinks like! Truth is Hispanics discovered America in the late 1490s and before that Navajo descendant of the Big Game Hunters who are more Asian than Das Aryans who stole California New Mexico Colorado Arizona etc from MEXICO . Face you racist dregs operation Paperclip and Odessa are as big failures as the 3rd Reich

  • First Amendment

    Interesting how republicans kiss up to Hispanics about a week before elections but dehumanize them 358 days a year Adios Election

  • today was a good day

    ANOTHER THING ABOUT YOU IDIOTS THAT AGREE WITH HIM, HELLOOOOO! WHY DO YOU CALL HISPANICS MEXICANS??? THEY ARE NOT ALL MEXICANS!! YOU IGNORANT FOOLS DON’T EVEN KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HISPANICS, THERE IS SALVADORIANS, MEXICANS, COLOMBIANS, PUERTO RICANS, VELENZUELANS, AND MORE, JUST BECUSE WE SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE IT DOES NOT MEAN WE ARE ALL MEXICANS!! WE ARE UNITED THOUGH AND WE STAND BY EACH OTHER!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR IGNORANT MOUTH. YOUR RACIST COMMENTS AND IGNORANCE IS WHAT WILL MAKE THIS A 3RD WORLD CONTRY, YOUR ANCESTOR DIDN’T HAVE A PROBLEM BRINGING ALL THESE IMMIGRANTS HERE FOR SLAVERY!!! BUT NOW YOU WANNA KICK EVEYONE OUT AND BAD MOUTH ALL? THINK ABOUT THAT NEXT TIME YOU GO GROCERY SHOPPING THINK OF WHO SLAVED THEIR BUTT OUT IN THE HOT FIELDS PICKING IT FOR YOUR FAT MOUTH TO EAT! OR YOU STAY AT A HOTEL WHERE YOU ROOM IS CLEAN AND YOU GET 5 START ACCOMODATION. MORE JOBS FOR AMERICANS? THERE IS JOBS OUT THERE IF MINORITIES TAKE THOSE JOBS IS BECAUSE LAZY AMERICANS DIDN ‘T WANT IT!!! NO ONE IS TAKING YOUR JOBS THESE ARE JOBS NO ONE WANTS OR CAN TAKE ON BECAUSE OF LAZYNESS! I DO SEE ALOT OF YOUR PEOPLE BEGGING FOR MONEY ON THE CORNER READING “HARD TIMES” UHHHH IS THER ENOT LABOR READY?? HOW ABOUT GO STAND ON THE SIDE OF HOME DEPOT TO GET A JOB??? DO SOME HARD WORK AND NOT BEG PEOPLE FOR MONEY!!