But this time, Donald Trump is on the receiving end of his own tagline!
NBC has cut ties with the mogul after he made controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during the speech he gave when he announced he’s running for president.
The businessman’s critics had been calling for the network to cancel Miss USA, Miss Universe, and Celebrity Apprentice in a petition that received over 200,000 signatures.
For those of you who don’t have his absurd words burned in your brain, he had expressed a desire to build a “great, great wall on our southern wall” to keep out Mexican immigrants, who he described like this:
“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 not sending you. 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.”
His incredibly offensive remarks had already caused Univision to terminate its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization.
Now, NBC announced it will no longer air Miss USA or Miss Universe. It also explained Donald will not return to host Celebrity Apprentice, but did not specify whether or not it pulled the plug on the popular reality show.
The network issued this statement about axing its partnership with the presidential hopeful:
“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.”
We wonder what the Donald has to say about all this. What do U think, Perezcious readers?
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