NBCU Cuts Ties With Trump

Axes Pageants After Fallout Over Anti-Mexican Comments

NBCUniversal said it is ending its business relationships with Donald Trump following fallout over remarks about Mexican immigrants Trump made while campaigning for president.

NBCU said it will not air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which were joint ventures with Trump, and that Trump will not be participating in the primetime show The Apprentice.

Last week, Univision said it would not be airing Miss Universe because of the comments about Mexicans. A war of words then erupted between Trump and the Spanish-langauge network, with Trump threatening a lawsuit over Univision’s plan to ignore a valid contract.

The pressure shifted to NBCU, which made its announcement Monday.

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