Following backlash over recent remarks on immigration and Spanish language cable network Univision’s decision to cut ties with his Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump received a public pink slip from NBCUniversal. The company, which co-owns Miss Universe and its associated pageants with Trump, issued a statement Monday:
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.
Trump characteristically reacted with a bombastic response stating, in part:
As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct – that is why our country is in serious trouble.