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NBC dumps Trump over Mexico comments

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:40

NBCUniversal ends its relationship with property tycoon Donald Trump over his controversial comments about Mexicans. Paul Chapman reports.

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Donald Trump's Miss USA and Miss Universe shows are the latest casualties of derogatory comments he made at the start of his presidential run. NBC says it won't be airing the shows any longer. Trump had already decided to end his involvement in The Apprentice. NBCUniversal's announcement came four days after the Spanish-language Univision network which dropped him. The fallout follows Trump's attack on migrants from Mexico during his announcement that he would seek the Republican Party presidential nomination. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DONALD TRUMP, PROPERTY TYCOON AND U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people." The Trump Organisation issued his own statement branding NBC 'weak' but Tessie Borden of the Central American Resource Centre is applauding the broadcasters' decision. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE CENTRAL AMERICAN RESOURCE CENTER (CARECEN), TESSIE BORDEN, SAYING: "We think that these broadcasters realized that bashing a large part of their audience is not only not good business, it is very bad policy. So, in terms of their decisions, both Univision and NBC, I think they're realizing that backing the large portion of their audiences that it not only Latino but actually citizens is a good direction to go in." Another tv company, Ora, co-founded by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and broadcaster Larry King has also cancelled a project with Trump. Mexican broadcaster Televisa's said it won't be sending a contestant to this year's Miss Universe pageant.

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NBC dumps Trump over Mexico comments

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:40