He’s fired and he DNGAF. After NBCUniversal announced on Monday, June 29, that it was cutting ties with Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, the mogul and Republican presidential candidate shared his reaction with Us Weekly.
“As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC,” the mogul’s official statement read. “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.”
NBCUniversal told Us in its official statement on 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.”
The network added that Trump’s entertainment ventures with the network, including the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, would be pulled from the telecast. The network did not cancel Trump’s popular series, The Apprentice, but noted that the mogul would not be returning to the program.
Trump, 69, found himself in scorching hot water after he made controversial remarks about immigrants at a presidential campaign kickoff event several weeks ago. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” the hotel mogul noted. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Despite the fallout, Trump stood by his conviction on Monday, telling Us: “We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States. As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now. Long ago I told NBC that I would not being doing The Apprentice because I am running for President in order to Make our Country Great Again.”
He concluded his statement to Us by slamming the network directly — and vowing legal action.
“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,” Trump told Us. “Furthermore, 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.”
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