NBC Cuts Relationship With Donald Trump Over Comments About Mexicans
In a new move against racial and derogatory comments, NBC just announced that they will formally cut business ties with next year’s presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump over controversial remarks he made last week about Mexicans and immigrants.
According to NBC News, the giant television network will discontinue airing the Miss USA pageant, and the Miss Universe pageant, which were jointly owned by the NBC network and Donald Trump.
“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.”
This decision has been a response to Mr. Trump’s controversial speech, as he said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
The comment stirred controversy especially in the Hispanic community. The largest panish-language television network in the United States, Univision earlier decided to cut airing the two pageants due to Mr. Trump’s comments.
According to CNN’s senior media correspondent, Brian Stelter, the two co-hosts of “Miss USA” — Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts — would end participating in the program, which means this month’s pageant has no hosts now.
In addition, Televisa, the giant Mexican media company which selects Mexico’s representative to the “Miss Universe” show, announced it would not participate in the contest, because of Trump’s comments about Mexican migrants to the US.