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NBC officially dumps Donald Trump

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Donald Trump makes presidential announcement at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Sands/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump is not running one of the better presidentialcampaigns in recent memory. After a June 16 campaignannouncement speech that suggested that Mexican immigrants were rapists, an escalating wave of protest beganincluding Univision dropping their own broadcast of Miss USA.That wave has now resulted in Trump officially being dropped by NBC. Trump had indicated he would not be returning to the flagship “Apprentice” program, but NBC has now officially dropped his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants as well due to his “recent derogatory statements” about immigrants. See the full statement from NBC below:

Apetition posted on Change.orgcalled on NBC to fire Donald Trump and to cancel Miss USA, Miss Universe and the Apprentice. The petition had collected more than 200,000 signatures.

“You are supporting a hateful and narcissistic individual without any kind of values, both personal and business wise,” the petition stated. “Not only that, but you are supporting a growing trend of bigotry and division in this country.”

Last week,Univision announced its decisionto not air the Miss USA pageant and cut all business ties with the Miss Universe organization.

Both Spanish-language co-hosts, Cristian de la Fuente and Roselyn Sanchez, also pulled out of the show and Colombian singer J. Balvin canceled a planned performance during the telecast.

All three both took to social media to voice their opinions.

De la Fuente posted a video to Facebook.

Mr. Trump, As a #Latino I cannot work in an event associated with your name. The statements you made against Mexicans...

Posted by Cristian de la Fuente on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sanchez posted a photo of the Mexican flag with a caption airing her grievances.

Como LATINA orgullosa de mis raices, cultura y todo lo que hemos contribuido a esta nacion, he decidido cancelar mi...

Posted by Roselyn Sanchez on Thursday, June 25, 2015

J Balvin posted on Instagram.

Miss Universe 2006, Zuleyka Rivera, also quit her position as a judge for the 2015 pageant and took to Twitter.

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