NBC follows Univision, cuts ties with Donald Trump


NBC has ended its relationship with businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and has canceled plans to air the network’s joint venture with Trump — Miss USA and Miss Universe — according to the Associated Press.

Trump is not welcome back at the network for his TV show “The Celebrity Apprentice,” either. The network cited Trump’s recent “derogatory statements” as the reason it chose to cut off the controversial personality.

Trump attracted national criticism when he said that Mexicans “have lots of problems” and “bring those problems to us” in his speech declaring his presidential candidacy June 16. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” he said, “and some, I assume, are good people.”

In response to Trump’s comments, Univision, the largest Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, announced it would cut ties with the real estate mogul and not air the Miss USA Pageant. “At Univision…

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