Donald Trump immigration comments controversy - June 2015

 

NBC ends relationship with Donald Trump, won’t air Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants


PUBLISHED Mon, June 29, 2015 - 2:19pm EDT


"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. The news comes after 218,000 people signed a petition calling for NBC to cut its ties with Trump, who earlier this month referred to some Mexicans as "rapists, drug users and criminals." [statement attached]


  NBC statement on decision to end relationship with Donald Trump

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.

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 addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in "The Apprentice" on NBC.

"Celebrity Apprentice" is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.






    

 



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