NBC To Donald Trump, ‘You’re Fired!’

NBC Fires Donald Trump

Donald TrumpNBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments about Mexican immigrants. NBC announced that it is “ending its business relationship” with the Celebrity Apprentice host.

The network also said it would no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Miss USA has aired on NBC since 2003, and this year’s edition was set for July 12.

Late Monday, Mexican media giant Televisa said it will no longer air the Miss Universe pageant and won’t do business with Trump on any other communication project.

Televisa, one of the largest TV groups in the hemisphere, said in a statement that Trump’s “disrespectful” remarks offended the entire Mexican population. The company said it “strongly rejects all forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia.”

“NBC’s actions today should send a strong message to Donald Trump that hateful, divisive rhetoric will not be tolerated, and that such rhetoric has real consequences,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Recently, Donald Trump opened an Arnold Palmer -designed PGA-level public golf course in the Ferry Point section of the Bronx. Ferry Point is called the most expensive municipal golf course in America. In an interview with Pro Golf Now, Trump said that he built the golf course because “the Bronx needs massive urban renewal…”

Some Bronxites have called for a public boycott of Trump’s golf course at Ferry Point.

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