not so surprising move, NBC Universal has officially severed ties with real estate mogul and entrepreneur Donald Trump following a string of offensive comments regarding Mexican immigrants in which he referred to them as “rapists” and “drug runners.”
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values” said NBC via a statement.
The move follows last week’s very public fall out between Trump and Univision, resulting in the Trump-produced Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants being pulled from the Spanish based network. The long-running Celebrity Apprentice series will continue on without Trump, who recently threw his hat back in the ring for President.
Trump offered his own remarks, “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.”
Did NBC make the right move? Check out the video below and decide for yourself: