You’re fired! NBC severing business relationship with Donald Trump
NEW YORK — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship
with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he
made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
NBC 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. Trump
has said he is no longer appearing in the television show “The Apprentice.”
NBC said “Celebrity Apprentice” will continue to go on without him.
Last week, Univision said that it was canceling its coverage of the Miss USA
and Miss Universe pageants. Trump had portrayed some immigrants from Mexico as
bringing drugs and crime to the country in his presidential kickoff speech.