Among the many conquests named for Donald J. Trump, the “Miss Universe” pageant is not one of them. Nonetheless, he owns the entire thing because his portfolio was void of…assets. Or something.
Now, you may recall at that Trump bashed the people of Mexico just a skosh at his campaign launch event, which was chock full of actors looking for a check:
“I would build a great wall. And nobody builds walls better than me, believe me. And I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great great wall on our southern border and I’ll have Mexico pay for that wall.”
There was also this generalization on immigration:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
One of those “good people” that we can only assume isn’t the other stuff Trump said is Lupita Jones.
That’s her back in 1991 when she became the first Mexican-born woman to win the prestigious Miss Universe crown. Today, she is the national director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico, the organization that chooses Miss Mexico, who becomes the country’s representative at the Universal competition.
Jones took Trump’s incendiary comments to heart, and now she’s rethinking her country’s participation in the Donald’s festival for painfully obvious reasons.
— LUPITA JONES (@LUPITAJONESFANS) June 18, 2015
Roughly translated (thanks to FOX News Latino):
“Following the first statements made by Donald Trump, where he openly showed his enmity with Mexico… I got in touch with the organization’s president Paula Shugart to find out their position on Mexico’s representative,” Jones wrote in Spanish.
Jones has not said if Wendy Esparza, the 23-year-old journalist set to represent Mexico later this year, will be removed from the competition, but she would seriously considering doing so if she feels the beauty queen will be denigrated during the competition.
“In the moment that I feel that our representative’s integrity and dignity is at risk, I will consider Wendy’s participation in Miss Universe,” she wrote on Twitter.
In other words, bad behavior by public figures has consequences. Who knew?
[Pic via Brendan McDermid/Reuters]