TV Terminates Trump

NBC to Trump: 'You're Fired!'
Donald John Trump, Sr., reality television performer, real estate heirgolf course owner, beauty pageant producer, hotel and casino boss, chairman and president of Trump This n’ That, and really rich person, declared his candidacy for U.S. President two weeks ago. He also declared that Mexican immigrants are drug dealers, rapists, and killers.

Needless to say, this did not go over well with the USA’s largest ethnic group, Latinos, or with the Republic of Mexico. America’s largest Spanish-language broadcaster Univisión was the first to unplug Trump, dropping coverage of the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants he produces, and NBC followed suit. Understandably, Miss Mexico opted out of the Miss Universe competition, and so did Miss Costa Rica. NBC’s Miss USA co-hosts also bailed, Miss USA judges Zuleyka Rivera and Emmitt Smith recused themselves, and rapper Flo Rida won’t perform on the show, either.

New York City is reviewing its contracts with the Trump Organization, which manages Central Park’s skating rinks and carousel and golf links at Point Ferry Park in the Bronx. NASCAR won’t hold its awards ceremony at Trump’s hotel. Macy’s is discontinuing it’s Trump menswear line, but there’s been lots of interest in Donald Trump piñatas, hand-crafted in Mexico.


“Televisa Cuts Ties to Donald Trump Following NBC, Univision,” Gerry Smith, Bloomberg 

“Citing First Amendment, Donald Trump Sues Univision for $500 Million,” Hudson Hongo, Gawker

“Why Macy’s just dropped Donald Trump,” Margarita Noriega, Vox

“PGA, USGA and others issue statement of empty words about Donald Trump’s racist remarks,” Matthew Stanmyre, NJ Advance Media

“GOP’s baffling Trump cowardice: A party too timid to denounce a bigoted gasbag,” Simon Maloy, Salon

“Why Are Conservatives Defending Donald Trump?” Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine

“Donald Trump’s comments on immigration complicate GOP’s ‘Latino problem,'” Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times

“Donald Trump’s Immigration Statements Will Find A Home In His Party,” Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight

“Hispanic leaders urge Republican presidential candidates to condemn Trump,” Steve Peoples, AP via PBS NewsHour


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Image (“Trump on TV, with apologies to Dalton Avalos Ramirez“) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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