Friday, July 19, 2024

NBC to Donald Trump: “You’re Fired” Over Racist Comments About Immigrants

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When Donald Trump is done with his presidential run he’ll have to find a new TV network. NBC has fired him over racist comments he’s made about immigrants. Here’s their statement:

At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
 
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal 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 Apprentice” on NBC.

“Celebrity Apprentice” will continue at NBC without Trump in any capacity. A new host has to be chosen by Mark Burnett Productions.

Trump had said in a speech last week: “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. 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.”

With the NBC decision, that pretty much finishes Trump as a network host of anything. If no one will carry his beauty pageants on TV, he’ll be forced to sell them too. What a mess.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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