Cheryl Burke Wants Nothing to Do with Donald Trump, Either
The pageant world is officially in flux.
Burke was set to co-host the Miss USA pageant on July 12th, but in the wake of NBC’s firing of the presidential hopeful due to his derogatory statements aimed at immigrants, she announced that she is stepping down from her hosting gig.
She said in a statement, “In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA Pageant as its co-host. Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams.”
Additionally, Mexico recently announced they would not be sending a representative (Miss Mexico) to the Miss Universe pageants.
Miss USA will no longer be broadcasted on NBC, since the network announced it was cutting all business ties with Trump. Thereafter, Trump asserted that he actually cut ties with NBC first.