Univision Pulls Miss Universe After Trump's Immigration Comments
LOS ANGELES - Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization afterDonald Trump, the organization's part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campa...
LOS ANGELES - Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump , the organization's part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month.
"Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company's business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization , which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump , based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants," the company said. "At Univision , we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USApageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization ."
The statement did say that Univision News and its local news division "will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view."
Trump announced his candidacy for president on June 17. In his speech, he insinuated that Mexican and other Latin American immigrants are "rapists" and are "bringing drugs" and "bringing crime" into the United States . He also said he wanted to build a "great wall" between the U.S. and Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it.