Spanish-language broadcaster Univision announced that it was dropping the Miss USA Pageant and cutting all business ties with Donald Trump as a result of the comments he made recently about Mexican immigrants, the AP reported.
During his presidential campaign speech, Trump accused Latino immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the U.S.
The network will not be showing the July 12 telecast of Miss USA and has ended its business relationship with the Miss Universe organization.
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This year’s Univision telecast would have been the first of five, and by refusing to air the telecast, Univision is defaulting on its five-year contract. If Univision does not telecast the pageant, Trump told the AP in an interview on Thursday that he will take legal action.
Univision was not the only one to drop out of the Miss USA pageant. Both Spanish-language co-hosts also pulled out of the show and Colombian singer J. Balvin canceled a planned performance during the telecast.
Meanwhile, NBC is scheduled to move forward with its airing of the pageant.