Yes, this off topic for a gun publication but I’m curious to know how you guys feel about this topic. NBC is cutting business ties with the Don, who is now a candidate for president, over comments he made about Mexican immigrants.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people who have lots of problems,” Trump said in a recent speech. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
Trump came under fire for the remarks and on Monday NBC officially said they would no longer work with the real estate icon on their jointly owned properties the Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, and the Miss Universe pageant.
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
It didn’t take long for Trump to take a dig at NBC following the announcement.
“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,” said Trump.
“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,” added Trump.
“The Apprentice,” another NBC-Trump project is also presumably on the chopping block. NBC said it would “re-evaluate” Trump’s role on the reality show after he announced he was running for president but it’s hard to see how they’ll reconcile after this latest development.
What are your thoughts on Trump? Do you think he is just trying to make headlines to improve his brand or do you see him as a serious candidate for president?