NBC Wants Nothing to Do With Donald Trump, and Vice Versa
Donald Trump is no stranger to firing.
This time, however, it’s Trump who’s on the receiving end – and by NBC, over his negative, derogatory comments about Latinos.
NBC said in a statement today (June 29, 2015),
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
Trump also addressed the news via Instagram, asserting (plot twist!) that he chose to cut ties with them. The statement read:
As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct — that is why our country is in serious trouble.
We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States. As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. Long ago I told NBC that I would not being doing ‘The Apprentice’ because I am running for President in order to make our country great again.
If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court. Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.
What does Trump’s firing from NBC mean for the American citizens? For one, say goodbye Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants (on NBC, that is), both of which Trump co-owns. Second of all, in an interesting turn of events, CBS News reports The Apprentice will be getting a new host, as the presidential hopeful is the one who’s (finally) been fired.
Trump announced that he would be running as a 2016 Republican candidate for President of the United States two weeks ago, during which he took the time to also call out Latino immigrants, accusing them of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S.
He specifically, and grossly, said, “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Since Trump’s presidential announcement and subsequent remarks, a petition asking NBC to fire the real estate mogul was started on Change.org, and garnered over 200,000 signatures. What a success.
Then Univision, which is the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, announced it would no longer continue airing the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, cutting all ties with him.
Last Thursday, Trump’s team had released the following statement:
The Mexican government and others are putting tremendous pressure on Univision to break their signed and fully effective contract with the Miss Universe Organization because Mr. Trump has been exposing to the public, and the world, the significant damage that is being done at the southern border, and the terrible and costly trade deals that the United States is incompetently making with Mexico (these deals are great for Mexico and horrible for the United States). This has been sharply and openly brought out during Mr. Trump’s run for President of the United States. ‘Mexican leadership has been doing serious damage to the United States by out-negotiating our representatives and political leaders. They are taking our jobs, taking our money and at the same time hurting us at the border with illegals from all over the world freely flowing into our country.’ Mr. Trump cannot be silenced on this very important problem for the United States. I have great respect for Mexico and love the Mexican people, but my loyalty is to the United States and making our country great again!