The Colombian-born singer was scheduled to perform at the Miss US Pageant on July 12, but he has now pulled out due to comment made by the event’s organizer… It was the third time in five years that a Spanish program placed second during the game.
During a widely criticized speech announcing his presidency on June 16, Trump referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and as people bringing drugs and crime into the US.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best… they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems”.
“Since I heard Trump’s speech, as a Latina I felt a lump in my stomach”. The most immediate effect is that the network will no longer air the Miss US pageant, which is just over two weeks away.
“I’m going to have to sue Univision now…”
“Mexican leadership has been doing serious damage to the United States by outnegotiating our representatives”, Trump said in a statement.
Trump’s original comments last week caused an outcry. Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong called them “prejudiced and absurd”.
Univision’s decision is the latest in the fallout over Trump’s remarks: On Thursday, Puerto Rican actress and Miss US presenter Roselyn Sanchez severed her ties with the pageant.
Representatives for NBCUniversal didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, but Trump fired back on Twitter and with a statement.
In a tweet, Trump said, “Mexican Gov. does not want me talking about bad border situation & disgusting trade deals”.
The pageant was set to air July 12, but Univision CEO Randy Falco says that’s definitely not happening.
And, as for Cristian de la Fuente, the “Devious Maids” star who says he’s backing out of hosting the pageant, Trump tells us, “We never even signed the guy”. While the choice to cancel his performance was a tough career move, Balvin cited his reasoning. He considered the views of both his Spanish-speaking audience and his employee base, which is 80 percent Hispanic. The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a joint venture between Donald J. That came right after the latest edition of Miss Universe, held in Doral, Florida.