According to an announcement from the network on Thursday, Univision has decided to end its relationship with the Trump Organization due to the presidential candidate’s inflammatory comments made during his June 16 campaign launch.
“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump said during the speech. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … 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.”
In response, the network released a statement this morning announcing that they would no longer be airing July’s Miss Universe pageant:
Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.
Trump’s response? Pure class…
Univision wants to back out of signed @MissUniverse contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2015
Univision and the Miss Universe Organization had announced plans in January to air the Spanish-language version of Miss USA and Miss Universe.