NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)—June 29, 2015. NBC today issued the following statement regarding Republican Presidential contender Donald Trump:
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.
During Trump’s speech declaring his bid for the GOP nomination for President, he said “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Interestingly, NBC’s decision comes after more than 200,000 people signed a Change.org petition asking the network to break ties with Trump.
Last week Univision Communications Inc. announced “that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants.”
Source: www.nbcuniversal.com, cnn.com