Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Macy's to Trump: "You're Fired"

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The karma keeps coming for The Donald Trump. After saying that Mexican immigrants were criminals and rapists, he was dumped by the hispanic-language channel Univision, then by the NBC network.

Yesterday, Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision.

From NPR
NPR's Andrew Limbong reports that Trump is seeking $500 million, and that in the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech.

Here's an excerpt from The Trump Organization's statement:

"Under the contract, Univision is required to broadcast the pageant live on television in Spanish. While Univision claims its decision came solely in response to comments by Mr. Trump during a June 16 campaign speech announcing his candidacy for President of the United States, the decision was, in reality, a politically motivated attempt to suppress Mr. Trump's freedom of speech under the First Amendment as he begins to campaign for the nation's presidency."

In an email to Politico, Univision spokesperson Monica Talan called the complaint "both factually false and legally ridiculous." She adds:

"We will not only vigorously defend the case, but will continue to fight against Mr. Trump's ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made on June 16th about Mexican immigrants. Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve."

Today, Macy's department store told him "You're fired."

Trump was NOT amused

But most other people were amused:

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