She said Trump damaged the pageant and its tradition of convening countries for an event that showcases “friendship, unity and breaking down cultural barriers”. Officials said in a statement they would not run the two beauty pageants they partially owned with Trump, but “Celebrity Apprentice” would continue with a different host as the network had been planning before the speech was made, Farhi explained. “Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss US”.
Burke was scheduled to emcee the ceremony alongside Thomas Roberts of MSNBC.
Last week, the hosts of the Univision simulcast, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente, both said they wouldn’t take part in the Spanish-language telecast.
“If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss U.S. will be determined in court”, Trump jabbed back.
“He surely doesn’t know the contributions made by migrants from practically every nation in the world, who have supported the development of the United States”, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, Mexico’s interior minister, told reporters.
A representative for Trump didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
NBC’s action comes less than a week after Univision similarly chose to ditch Trump and the pageants.
“His statement was totally out of line…working with someone so closed-minded was not going to work”, Elias said, adding that the comments were racist. After Trump announced for president, NBC said it needed it to “re-evaluate” the situation.
During a June 16 news conference announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, the real estate mogul proposed a “great wall” along the Southern border, paid for by Mexico, which he accused of “sending” immigrants who are criminals, drug dealers and “rapists”.
Trump’s critics were appalled by remarks he made during his presidential bid launch earlier this month, when he suggested the Mexicans in America were not the country’s best people, stating, “The USA has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems”.
“They’re bringing medicine, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and a few I assume are good individuals, however I converse to frame guards they usually inform us what we’re getting”, he stated on the time. The network ended its business relationship with Trump on Monday over his remarks on Mexican immigrants, which sparked a backlash.