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Trump Dumped by Univision Over Mexican Remarks
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Just a few weeks ago, Donald Trump announced he was running for the GOP Presidential nomination. Last week the Donald was shocked that Univision broke off with his beauty pageant over racist remarks he made about immigrants from Mexico. On Thursday of last week, when all the other GOP candidates were tweeting about Obamacare being upheld by the Supreme Court, Trump was busy bragging about the lawsuits he was going to throw at Univision (see my previous post listed above).
Today, the NBC network, home of Trump's show "The Apprentice" also showed him the door.
Cover of tomorrow's NY Post, probably: "NBC TO THE DONALD: YOU'RE FIRED!"— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) June 29, 2015
BuzzFeed's news alert doesn't call Trump's recent statements 'controversial' or 'racist,' in quotes. Racist, period. pic.twitter.com/EkvPK3VD5K— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) June 29, 2015
But instead of bloviating this time, he tried for a few hours to pretend they only distanced themselves because he stopped doing "The Apprentice" while running for President, but that's not what they said.
Via USA Today
The network, which has been under pressure to fire Trump since last week when Univision announced it would not air Trump's Miss USA pageant in Spanish, said in a statement that "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," the statement said.
"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," because he is an announced Republican candidate for president.
"Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue," the network added.
Trump later produced this message via Instagram: which calls NBC "weak" and "foolish" and says he stands by his "accurate" statements in which he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.
The hashtag #YoureFired has been really popular today! :)
How long before Trump bloviates about suing NBC for breach of contract? 5 seconds rule in effect. #TrumpFired— So. Jewish Woman (@SouthJewishWman) June 29, 2015
The way my TL feels about NBC firing Donald Trump right now pic.twitter.com/7iGbPOINtD— BlackGirlNerds (@BlackGirlNerds) June 29, 2015
Trump has lost the Latino vote, lost the NBC vote, lost the interest of sane ppl everywhere - this man has imploded as quickly as he began— David (@intenseCA) June 29, 2015
@intenseCA He still has his hairdo. He can always take solace in that.— keith in a box (@keithinabox) June 29, 2015
It couldn't have happened to a nicer ginormous horse's ass. #YoureFired— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) June 29, 2015
GOP Idiots: NBC dumps Trump for racist remarks. Everyone in the world sees this as justified, except for GOP teaparty racists.— RB Blair (@TuxcedoCat) June 29, 2015