NBC Drops Donald Trump After He Called Mexican Immigrants Drug Smugglers And Rapists

It's about time.

The weeks that ensued after Donald Trump's presidential bid announcement turned out to be a vivid showcase of his incendiary, pompous viewpoints on Mexican immigrants. As a result, a whole host of Hispanic organizations and figures have severed involvements with Trump-owned pageants. And now, after persistent pressure to do the same, NBC dropped Trump over his "Mexican immigrants" remarks where he labelled them as drug runners and rapists. 

NBC said in a statement that it would no longer carry the "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants, which he produces, and that Trump will not return as a host of "The Celebrity Apprentice," which he previously said he'd let go of to run for president. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the network announced in their statement. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values."

In his bombastic presidential bid announcement two weeks ago, the Republican presidential hopeful said that Mexico sent to cross the border "people that have lots of problems... They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people."  His comments infuriated many people, and Univision was the first of many entities to cut ties with him.

But Trump remained steadfast in his comments. "Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate," read Trump's fiery statement in response." NBC is weak, and like everybody else, is trying to be politically correct — that is why our country is in serious trouble." He also said that he will consider a lawsuit against both Univision and NBC.

Maybe now the real estate mogul will learn that when you make horribly racist remarks about a group of people, it will inevitably come back to bite you.

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