NBC Drops Donald Trump After Controversial Immigrant Statements
Published Jun 29, 2015Donald Trump has been getting on everyone's nerves since he announced his presidential bid. He's been fighting back and forth with Neil Young over his use of the song "Rockin' in the Free World," and now things have gotten even worse for the boorish billionaire. After some controversial remarks Trump made about Mexican immigrants, NBC Universal have adopted his trademark, nasally voice and said "you're fired."
NBCUniversal released a statement explaining that it was "ending its business relationship" with Trump due to his "recent derogatory statements."
As a result, NBC will no longer air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, both of which were developed in a $13.5 million joint deal between NBCUniversal and Trump's Miss Universe Organization.
NBC still does own the rights to Celebrity Apprentice, however, and will continue production on that show with a yet-to-be announced new host.
The statements they're referring to took place earlier this month. As he announced his presidency, Trump 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," said Trump. "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
The bafflingly horrible generalizations have not gone away for ol' Donald. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Trump-themed piñatas were selling like crazy in Mexico. We assume that instead of candy the piñatas are full of shit.
UPDATE: Donald Trump has responded to the situation with a statement on Instagram. "NBC is weak," he writes.