NBC Cuts Ties with Trump Over Remarks on Mexican Immigrants

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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?

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  • MARK D April 22, 2017, 6:07 am

    TRUMP, NUGENT, PALIN, AND KID ROCK TOGETHER IF YOU ADDED THEIR I.Q.s TOGETHER IT WOULDNT MAKE IT TO 3 DIGITS !! YEA TRUMP WORKS FOR ” WE THE PEOPLE ” AS LONG AS ITS HIM AND ALL HIS BILLIONAIRE BUDDIES THAT HE GAVE CABINET POSTS AND OTHER POSITIONS OF POWER !!! I HAVE MANY GUNS, CARRY PERMIT, AND MANY HOURS OF TRAINING AND LIKE THE SAYING GOES ” THEY CAN HAVE MY GUNS WHEN THEY CAN PRY THEM FROM MY COLD DEAD FINGERS ” I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR HIM ?? CAN STILL BACK HIM ????????/ THE THINGS HE HAS SAID AND DONE !! IF HE WAS A DEMOCRAT THE REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE ALLREADY IMPEACHED HIM !!! HIS SUPPORTERS NEED TO STAY AWAY FROM THE KOOL-AID !!!!!

  • Jim Poteet September 2, 2016, 10:46 am

    Why in the world am I getting email in my inbox with posts that are over a year old? I am only interested in current events please, not worn out news. Thank you very much

  • Mark N. July 1, 2015, 3:45 am

    Trump is nothing but a self-promoting windbag. And being a windbag, he has no substance, being full of nothing but hot air. His running for president is nothing but an ego trip and a ploy for a place at the policy making table for the Republican Party. But if he keeps shooting off his mouth, he’ll be lucky to get in the door of the convention.

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