NBC has severed ties with blowhard reality star cum GOP presidential contender Donald Trump, according to multiple media reports.
NBC dropped the “Apprentice” star after his derisive comments about Latinos, the Associated Press reported.
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the company said in a statement, CNN reported. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
Last week, Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, said it wouldn’t air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which are co-owned by Mr. Trump, and will cut all future business ties with him.
“I’ll be suing Univision…maybe I’ll be suing NBC, too,” CNN quoted Mr. Trump as saying.
A petition asking NBC to fire Mr. Trump had collected more than 200,000 signatures on the Change.org website.
The petition called out NBC of choosing business over “ethics, principles and values” in the wake of Mr. Trump’s recent statements when declaring his candidacy for president. Among his remarks, the GOP hopeful portrayed immigrants from Mexico as “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
— Material from the Associated Press was used in this report
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