Well, so much for The Donald sticking with this one!
Trump, who has previously threatened legal action against NBC and Univision for nearly half a billion (!) dollars over the pageants in question, commented on the quick re-sale of the pageant property he had worked so hard to own outright, saying:
"I have truly enjoyed owning the Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA pageants. When I purchased the pageants many years ago, they were in serious trouble. It has been a great honor making them so successful and I have really enjoyed watching the pageants grow throughout the USA and worldwide. The pageants are now in the hands of a great company that will shepherd them to even greater levels of success."
Considering Trump has owned the Miss Universe properties for so long (he first bought a stake in 1996), it will be crazy to think that after 20 years, the pageant group — which includes Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA — will be completely out from underneath his control.
Meanwhile, Trump's Presidential candidacy continues, and celebs are sounding off about it!
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