According to a breaking report from Deadline Hollywood, NBC has announced that it will not continue its relationship with Donald Trump due to his recent comments about Mexican immigrants.
In a statement, the network said that “respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.”
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC .
In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.
The announcement comes just one day after Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he would not be participating in NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice in order to run for the White House.
In addition, this all comes on the heels of Univision announcing last week that its plans to broadcast the Miss USA pageant was canceled in response to comments Trump made about the people of Mexico. Trump said he would “be bringing a major lawsuit against Univision for defamation, and also they owe us a lot of money,” adding, “They have a contract that is ironclad, no termination rights.”
After the Univision incident, NBC immediately distanced itself from Trump, with whom it co-owns the Miss USA/Miss Universe Pageants.
“Donald Trump’s opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration,” the network said.
We’ll update this story as it develops.
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