When Donald Trump announced his 2016 candidacy for president last week, he made headlines around the world with the controversial comments he made about Mexico and illegal immigrants from there.
“We have drug dealers coming across, we have rapists, we have killers, we have murderers. I mean it’s common sense,” Trump told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt. “Do you think they’re going to send us their best people, their finest people? The answer is no.”
The fallout from Trump’s comments has been swift, as Spanish language television station Univision has just announced that they will no longer be airing the Miss Universe pageant, which Trump partly owns.
According to Mediaite, Univision released the following statement about their decision:
“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants.
At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”
Univision added that they promise to continue to cover noteworthy aspects of Trump’s presidential campaign “to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”
In classic Trump style, the mogul wasted no time in responding to Univision with a series of controversial tweets.
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