Over the last few days, we’ve been reporting on the controversy surrounding the comments Donald Trump made about Mexico during his campaign announcement last week.
In his speech, Trump slammed the U.S.’s relationship with Mexico, saying it has become a huge problem. He also said that too many criminals are coming into this country illegally from Mexico, and called many of them “rapists.”
Outraged by his comments, the Spanish-language television station Univision immediately announced that they would not be broadcasting Trump’s Miss Universe pageant this summer. Days later, NBC followed suit by ending their relationship with Trump, which they had built for over a decade.
On Tuesday, the hosts of the Miss USA competition both abruptly quit, leaving the July 12 pageant without a host. Mexico also dropped out of the Miss Universe pageant as a boycott of Trump and his comments.
Today, however, the Miss USA pageant got some much-needed good news when they were picked up by the channel Reelz. According to Daily Mail, Reelz will be replacing their previously scheduled showings of the films Under Siege and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory to show the pageant.
The Miss USA pageant is not out of the woods yet, however. They still have no hosts and are having trouble securing performers for the show. Despite this, Reelz has said that they are excited to be showing the pageant.
“The decision on the part of Reelz to acquire the rights to the MISS USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition,” the network’s CEO Stan Hubbard said in a statement.
Reelz is an independent satellite and cable network stationed in New Mexico that reaches 70 million homes across the country. Hubbard is reportedly a proud conservative who has climate change denial conferences.
Liberals are outraged that the pageant is being picked up, but we’re glad that at least one channel had the guts to stand behind Donald Trump.
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