On Monday, NBC released a statement announcing it was severing its business ties with Donald Trump following his recent remarks stating Mexican immigrants were “rapists” who carry drugs into the United States.
NBC announces it’s ending its business relationship with @realDonaldTrump . pic.twitter.com/rVHlnHSBfK
— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) June 29, 2015
The network will no longer be airing the real estate mogul’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump, who earlier this month descended from an escalator and announced he was making a bid for the White House, stepped down as host from the reality show in order to run for president.
Just last week, the Spanish-language television network Univision also announced it was cutting ties with Trump due to the “insulting remarks.” Since then, Trump has threatened to sue the company. On Friday, he even publicly posted a Univision reporter’s personal phone number in retaliation to the network’s announcement.