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Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant Finds A Home On Reelz — Here's Why They Made The Controversial Move!

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Unfortunately we can't say we're too surprised that someone picked up Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant as disgusting as his comments were.

After both NBC and Univision dumped Trump and carrying the contest, and several celebrities have backed out, the Reelz networks has picked up the exclusive rights to this year's Miss USA.

[ Related: Donald Trump Continues To Make Outrageous Claims About Immigrants & Rape — Listen HERE ]

The good news is that Reelz, a New Mexico cable channel is only seen in 60% of homes across America which means it most likely won't see the viewership that it had last season of 5.5 million people. Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trump's remarks about "rapists" immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this year's Miss USA pageant.

The CEO of the cable network, Stan E. Hubbard, released a statement regarding the decision saying:

"The decision on the part of Reelz to acquire the rights to the Miss USAPageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition … The Miss USA Pageant is a perfect fit on Reelz where movies, entertainment and celebrity come together every day of the year."

Though there were no details regarding the specifics of the deal, we're guessing that Reelz snagged the rights for a pretty cheap price, and celebrities lashing out and pulling out sure doesn't help!

We can't say we're thrilled about the decision, but if it's going to happen, we're just glad it's going to be a network where a large chunk of the nation can just ignore it!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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