Update 4:29 pm ET:
Trump is now claiming that the opposite actually happened: He fired NBC. Read his statement here.
Donald Trump has been fired by NBC over his presidential announcement speech where he called some Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists.
In a statement released on Monday, the network said, ‘Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.’ This means that Miss USA and Miss Universe will no longer air on NBC, the network continued.
However, Trump’s other show on NBC, Celebrity Apprentice, will not be cancelled because it is a Mark Burnett production. ‘That relationship will continue,’ the network said.
Here is the full statement:
NBC: "Due to recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump" on immigrants it is ending business relationship w/him. pic.twitter.com/Bii3z2xfKh
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 29, 2015
Last week, Spanish language broadcaster Univision announced that they’ve severed ties with Trump and his pageants over the same comments … and this triggered a bitter exchange of words, with Trump banning the network’s employees from using his resort facility and threatening to sue them for ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ for violating a binding, five-year contract.
Trump will definitely not be surprised that he got the boot. This is because today at a press conference in Chicago, he revealed that NBC has not been happy with him ever since he decided to run for president … and he had told them point-blank that he won’t change his stance on what he said about Mexico.
‘I told NBC I could not change my stance,’ Trump said. ‘The fact is that my stance on immigration is correct.’