NBC Universal is set to sever all of its ties to reality-TV star Donald Trump.
NBC announced that it was ending the relationship today following disparaging remarks Trump has made regarding Mexican immigrants during his presidential announcement speech.
In a statement to Talking Points Memo, NBC said:
At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.
In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.
“Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.