NBC’s Official Statement on Donal Trump and the Miss USA Pageant

NBC Ends Ties with Donald Trump
Donald Trump (Photo by: Heidi Gutman / NBC)

Following Donald Trump’s statements on Mexican immigrants, NBC has officially announced it’s ending its association with the presidential candidate. The network released the following statement to show they are distancing themselves from Trump, a move already publicly made by Univision following Trump’s controversial statements.

“At NBC, 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 The Apprentice on NBC.

Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.”

The Miss USA Pageant had been scheduled to air on the network on July 12, 2015. That program will no longer air on the NBC network, and it’s unknown at this time if it will air on any major network.

Responding to NBC’s statement, Trump told CNN that he’s considering suing the network. CNN reports Trump then went on to issue a statement saying, “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.”

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