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NBC drops Donald Trump over his offensive immigration comments

NBC has officially cut its ties with Donald Trump after the presidential hopeful insulted Mexican immigrants during his campaign speech earlier this month.

The broadcaster will no longer air the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which were part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump. He also will not return to host his long-running show, ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’

In a statement, the company said: “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.”

Last week, Spanish-language broadcaster Univision said it will no longer air the Miss USA pageant after Trump said of Mexican immigrants during his presidential candidacy speech, “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”

Shortly afterwards, NBC began distancing itself from the real estate mogul by stating that his opinions do not represent those of NBC.