Univision cuts ties with Donald Trump, drops Miss USA after his offensive immigration remarks

Univision on-air personalities

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision will no longer air the Miss USA pageant, which is partly owned by Donald Trump, after he made offensive comments about immigrants during his presidential candidate speech last week.

During the speech, Trump said of Mexican immigrants: “They're bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”

In a statement, Univision said that its entertainment division is ending its business relationship with Trump’s Miss Universe Organization and will not air the Miss USA pageant on 12 July.

It also said it will not work on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization going forward.

“At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country,” the statement said.

Yet the company made it clear that the move will only affect its entertainment programming and not its news division, adding that it will continue to provide coverage of all candidates, including Trump, for its audience.

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