http://www.businessinsider.com/nbc-donald-trump-2015-6NBC fires Donald Trump after he calls Mexicans rapists and drug runners
NBC is dumping Donald Trump.
In a press release on Monday, NBC said it is severing business ties with the real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Trump due to his inflammatory statements calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug runners.
"Due to recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its relationship with Mr. Trump," NBC said in the statement.
NBC said it is dropping Trump's Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants, and indicated that Trump will no longer host "The Apprentice." Maybe V will hire him to host La Franchise 2, that crap show about the Rotisseries Saint-Hubert.
The decision comes after Trump doubled-down on statements in his presidential announcement speech describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug runners.
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you," Trumps said in his announcement speech. "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump responded quickly at an appearance in Chicago, and hinted that he was the one who ended the relationship.
"They didn't want me to run because they wanted me to do the Celebrity Apprentice," Trump told reporters.
"They were not happy," Trump said.
"I think as far as ending the relationship, I have to do that, because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC," Trump said.
NBC isn't the only network to sever ties with Trump.
Last week, Univision called Trump's comments "insulting," and announced that it would no longer carry the Miss USA pageant.
Following Univision's announcement last week, Trump slammed the television company. The real-estate mogul banned network executives from his Miami golf course and said that he would pursue a breach-of-contract lawsuit. He also publically declared that he rejected an apology from Univision executive Alberto Ciurana.
"Alberto Ciurana issued an apology to me late last night. Apology not accepted. I call for his resignation," Trump said.
One of Trump's 2016 rivals appeared amused at the news.
When New York Times reporter Jason Horowitz told former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush about NBC's decision, the governor reportedly chuckled and took a shot at Trump's dubious self-reported fortune.
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