Sparks were flying between New York and Chicago on Monday, when NBCUniversal dropped Donald Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants over the billionaire’s comments about illegal Mexican immigrants — and The Donald fired back with a broadside that was one for the books!
NBCUniversal shot first with a statement denouncing Trump’s announcement for the presidency last week, which included descriptions of illegal immigrants from Mexico as drug-smuggling rapists.
The statement read in part:
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 “The Apprentice” on NBC.
“Mr. Trump” indicated a lot more than that in his response.
In a statement released by his office shortly after the NBCUniversal statement, The Donald let loose:
As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct— that is why our country is in serious trouble.
Mr. Trump says, “We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States. As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. Long ago I told NBC that I would not being doing The Apprentice because I am running for President in order to Make our Country Great Again.”
Mr. Trump continued, “If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court. Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be.”
And speaking of people on NBC’s payroll, if the company is so concerned about employing racists, maybe it could start by emptying out Al Sharpton’s desk and work from there.
— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) June 29, 2015
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— Kevin Concerned (@HensleywkAo) June 29, 2015
NBC is ending its relationship with Donald Trump. But the race hustling anti-Semitic bigot, Al Sharpton, not a problem. #DonaldTrump
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) June 29, 2015
@DRUDGE_REPORT This is the same network that supports what Alec Baldwin says
— CJ Flyer (@CJFlyer91) June 29, 2015
— Terry Lipscomb (@gibbsMIAbreak) June 29, 2015
@DRUDGE_REPORT NBC … just got more boring.
— J.O. Benburras (@JOBenburras) June 29, 2015
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