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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.
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."
Macy's will no longer carry Trump brand merchandise, will "phase-out" menswear collection http://t.co/tKcB3ivZDO pic.twitter.com/vIx74ABLtm— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 1, 2015
Trump was NOT amused
For all of those who want to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, boycott @Macys. They are weak on border security & stopping illegal immigration.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2015
Interesting that @Macys criticized me but just paid $650,000 in fines for racial profiling. Are they racists?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2015
Who is @Macys to pretend innocence when they “racial profile” all over the place? Paid big fine!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2015
But most other people were amused:
Donald Trump: I will be the greatest jobs president. Donald Trump: [loses two jobs in first speech]— John Paul (@jpbrammer) June 29, 2015
RT “@Chanlowe: Hard to tell which is the greater gift to cartoonists...#Christie or #Trump. @JLownLaw @nhdogmom pic.twitter.com/VZ7yZxb8rE”— Doc Hamrick (@mch7576) July 1, 2015
Donald Trump: "It's time to get tough on unpatriotic businesses who outsource to China." Macy's: "If you say so." pic.twitter.com/SAYEgzENDW— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 1, 2015
Anyone who 'thinks' #Trump is presidential material is too stupid to vote @PanthersAnon @CubaLibreSez @realDonaldTrump— Middle Class Warrior (@ZeitgeistGhost) July 1, 2015
Saw this post about #Trump's clothing line on FB, had to screenshot & share it! May his own words cost him dearly. 💲📉 pic.twitter.com/OCShj80ehB— Stacey Brunt (@bruntofitall) July 2, 2015
trumpery pic.twitter.com/sg0UyOMU3P— Words (@selfamused) June 27, 2015
If a million monkeys make a million real estate investments, won't one of them become a billionaire? #Trump— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) July 1, 2015
For being such a great businessman, Donald Trump sure has lost ALOT of business in last week. #MACYS #NBC #UNIVISION— Caligirl22 (@Twitlertwit) July 1, 2015
GOP’s baffling Trump cowardice: A party too timid to denounce a bigoted gasbag - http://t.co/hpvqwCIab4 #p2 pic.twitter.com/WZFW4A2YWd— R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) July 1, 2015