Univision Ends Miss Universe Deal After Trump’s Immigration Comments

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Univision has ended its partnership with the Miss Universe Organization after Donald Trump, the organization’s part owner, made what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks against Mexican immigrants when he announced his campaign for presidency earlier this month.

“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,” the company said. “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 announced his candidacy for president on June 16. In his speech, he insinuated that Mexican (as well as South American and other Latin American) immigrants are “rapists” and are “bringing drugs” and “bringing crime” into the United States. He also said he wanted to build a “great wall” between the U.S. and Mexico and force Mexico to pay for it.

Several other Miss Universe key players voiced their support of Univision’s decision, including Miss USA co-hosts Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente.

“I was very excited and proud to have been invited to participate in Miss USA, but as a Latina, that is now inconceivable,” Sanchez said in a statement. “Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult to our culture. I won’t sponsor anything produced by Donald Trump.”

Trump, for his part, did not take the news lying down. He sent out a series of tweets that claimed his campaign remarks were references to trade deals instead of immigration practices.

“Univision wants to back out of signed @MissUniverse contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico,” he wrote in one, adding in another, “I love Mexico but not the unfair trade deals that the US so stupidly makes with them. Really bad for US jobs, only good for Mexico.”

Michael Cohen, Trump’s executive vice president and special counsel, also told Politico that this decision puts Univision in breach of contract and that they “intend to pursue all legal rights and remedies available to Mr. Trump pursuant to the terms of the license agreement as well as a defamation case against Univision.”

Univision did say that Univision News and its local news division “will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”

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  1. lizet evans says:

    I cant believe he said mexicans rape and bring drugs. That in my opinion is racist, So now you have to be a certain color and in order to rape. This is why this dude wont win presidency. If someone ever brings drugs is because its there choice not because youre mexican or has to do with your race. Bottom point most people come here for education and job opportunities. Crime?? Its also doesnt have to do with only mexicans.

  2. Pedro Herrera says:

    I cannot believe a few American people comments on how Mexico is introducing drugs when most drugs are made in other countries and introduced into the US through other ways other than Mexican border. Also, they believe themselves “true Americans” after they have been born in USA thanks to their ancestors traveling and staying in this glorious country, and I don’t believe Native American people were concerned about the tax money they were going to cost to the future generations. I hope these people get the right information before speaking like that. Also, freedom of speech is equal for racists, but consequences have to be paid.

    • stever65 says:

      Conservatives always want free markets where industry is unregulated but when it comes to drug dealing they blame the suppliers. What happened to supply and demand, where the customer, in this case the US consumer wants to buy drugs and the supplier, whomever, wants to sell to them? Who has to be regulated now? Should the American consumer be denied his illicit drugs? Who is to blame for this problem? Is it Mexico’s fault that there’s an enormous market for drugs in the US? Who are the rabid, drug fiends; Mexicans or Americans? Who has the big appetite for everything that the rest of the world has to supply? Who’s appetites are out of control? Who does “The Donald” blame for America’s problems? Who wants to hire sub-minimum wage labor? Who creates the demand for slave labor? Mexicans should be praised for attempting to solve some of America’s problems; America wants slaves and drugs and is willing to pay for them. Who’s fault is this? Bear with me while I think this through; somehow I am confused about what’s wrong here and who is responsible. Why are our prisons so full of minority people? Where are the opportunities for education and in industry that a young person can take advantage of instead of winding up on an inner city corner with little bags of drugs to sell until he gets incarcerated? What would all those prison guards and border guards do for a living if things really changed at the bottom?

  3. sanlee says:

    ABSOLUTELY AGREE GENE! HOW ABOUT ALL THEIR BABIES BORN IN THE U.S. SO THEY CAN AUTOMATICALLY BECOME CITIZENS! MORE FOR THE TAXPAYERS TO PAY. MEANWHILE THE GOV KEEPS CUTTING MEDICARE WHICH LEAVES LESS CARE FOR THE MEDICARE PEOPLE. I HONESTLY BELIEVE THE GOV. JUST WANTS TO KILL OFF THE ELDERLY WHILE THEY PAY FOR “OTHERS”.

  4. Gene says:

    TRUMP IS TELLING THE GOSPEL TRUTH. JUST THE HEROIN AND METH ALONE THAT MEXICANS POUR INTO AMERICA HAS DEVISTATED THE U.S. NOT TO MENTION THE RAMPANT DWI-DUI FATALITIES THAT HAVE KILLED HUNDREDS OF U.S. CITIZENS. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ALREADY HAS PROVED TO HAVE BROUGHT AMERICA DOWM SO FAR IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

  5. sanlee says:

    Donald Trump is not a racist. He is telling the truth! I think we do have a little freedom of speech left in America. The United States has gone down the tubes and Trump can bring America back! Who wants more gangs and criminals etc be allowed to come to America. The Democrats want them for VOTES! I don’t even recognize America anymore. I will vote for Trump. He would make the best President ever. He won’t take any crap! There isn’t one person I would vote for EXCEPT Trump.

  6. david says:

    this is the usa,we have fought for the freedom of speech and we should not allow univision attempt to impose censorship.

  7. Julienne says:

    Univision sucks anyways…they’re like 30 years behind American Presentation, Talent and Show Ideas, that I think it actually dumbs-down viewers.

    • Coach L. says:

      No kidding! I tried to watch it a couple weeks ago and they had several freak game shows that were like shows we had in the 70’s-80’s.

  8. Ms.Garcia says:

    Mr. Trump told the truth but some people just can’t handle that. Like grandma used to say, “If you don’t want it told that way, don’t do it that way.” Let’s not forget that a boycott can go both ways. Good riddance, Univision!

  9. Mr . Trump how much you made for saying this to the WORLD! !! 100

  10. Kromsnaveland says:

    Don’t kid yourself, Donald Trump just may win.

  11. El Mas Pingon says:

    Again, his true racism comes out !!

  12. anniekarina says:

    David, calm down man. You’re just another racist idiot. Illegal immigrants are not only hispanics…there are thousands of illegal immigrants who come from Turkey, Russia, Romania, Italy, Ireland and many other countries. Many travel to Central America and cross the border while others get a visa and stay…so why does everybody attacks only hispanics? because you’re racists and ignorants, who have a low understanding of politics, laws, culture. Do you have a college degree? I don’t think so. You barely finished high school I’m sure and cannot find a decent job due to your low profile resume. Don’t blame illegals for taking the jobs you cannot take. If you had only gotten a college degree…

  13. sam altman says:

    the reason why people illegally immigrate to the US is because the legal system has failed them. People from mexico are made to wait for more than 15 years to get a green card.
    No one wants to learn the facts – everyone is shooting from the hip.

  14. pradeep says:

    Trump’s a joker and a clown?he is 8 billion rich.You think he got there by being a joker and a clown?get real. you must have missed something.

    • stever65 says:

      Donald inherited real estate from his father…get real yourself! You think he’s smart?

      • American Exceptionalist says:

        And he took it and multiplied it many times. This country needs a businessman running it. Like Ross Perot said years ago, “The difference between me and my opponents is, my opponents only know how to sign the back of a paycheck, I only sign the front of a paycheck.

  15. Luisa Grebe says:

    Pobre!!!!! Sr.Donald Trump No tiene idea de lo qe dijo.

  16. stever65 says:

    Ted and Donald should team-up and make spicy male movies together just to show that Donald really likes Latino men and that Ted can take a joke and that he even has rich, white friends from Queens, NY.

  17. stever65 says:

    “The Donald” is a one-man publicity machine. I really don’t believe that he seriously expects to win the GOP nomination and I doubt he believes he can be elected POTUS. He’s a joker and a clown and he needs the constant public buzz for whatever business reasons he imagines; whether it’s, “You’re Fired,” or, “I am a very rich and powerful man,” and I make deals and you should take me seriously even though I look like my “mother was an orangutan.” He’s a sideshow attraction like Herman Cain. He’d say anything to get himself on the news.

  18. Liz says:

    He was obviously talking about ILLEGAL immigrants. Apparently the current propaganda…supported by the democratic party…is that to speak against illegal immigrants is politically incorrect.

  19. ayyylmao says:

    Damn. You’d have to be pretty rustled to write a freaking essay about how much you hate Obama and love Trump on a website like this. I swear people like you come out of the woodwork whenever something slightly political is posted – on any website. It’s like you’re just sitting by your computers anxiously waiting to rant about Obama.

    Good thing I’m not into politics.

  20. Carter Braxton says:

    It is Univision who is discriminatory here. Trump is right to enlighten all Americans that some Mexicans are rapists, drug distributors etc. We all know they are. Note hat he said “some”. I hope Trump rapes Univisions a$$ and pocket-book. Disgusting Univision and showing us a reason why there is so much hate and racism in he world.

  21. Alex says:

    Don’t those dimwits know Trump loves to get into fights? He’s going to have a high old time slapping around.those Taco suckers.

  22. Mastermind says:

    You surely are talking to your mirror right?

  23. Stella says:

    Univision to Trump: “You’re fired!”

  24. Tim says:

    I used to work as a Health Educator with undocumented Latinos for many years all over Southern California, and I can tell you that as a woman, I was always treated with respect and kindness. I NEVER saw anyone selling drugs or taking advantage of anything in anyway. On the contrary, they were very grateful for having the opportunity to work hard and send money to support their families in Mexico and South America. Very nice people, indeed!

    Now, I’m not saying that they are ALL angels. All I’m saying is that there are thieves, rapists, and other crimes in every culture and race, including white people like Mr. Trump (yup, I’m white too!). And then, I would like to ask him… if Latinos were not working the fields, who would? I’m sure he enjoys the tomatoes and strawberries on his table, thanks to hard working Latinos!

    In general, racist comments like Mr. Trump’s are what have got us into deep trouble worldwide. It’s about time we wake up and realize that we are ALL people of the human race. Also true, there are “bad apples” in every country, regardless of color, race or creed.

    • anniekarina says:

      I agree with you. Most of the jobs in the field are taken by hard working latinos. Same with jobs in hotels, restaurants and many other areas. These are jobs available for anyone but most people born here are looking for jobs that require a college degree or are less physical (meaning hard). Factory jobs and all of these hard working jobs are there for all…why mostly latinos take them? because latinos are proud of working and earning their own money while others who loose their office jobs prefer to live from unemployment checks until they can find their perfect jobs.

    • New Mexican says:

      I don’t understand comments like ‘if Latinos weren’t working the fields, who would? Anyone who doesn’t have an income and gets hungry enough can, for one. Your ancestors might not have, but many non-Hispanic Americans’ ancestors (white and black) did work the fields, on farms or plantations. At any rate agriculture is a very small part of the economy, and I don’t like the idea of importing cheap labor and

      • Anonymous says:

        (Above comment had accidentally hit ‘post’ – final ‘and’ should have been omitted)

  25. Sergio Santander says:

    “what Univision has deemed to be incendiary remarks” Really??
    What about hate- filled incendiary xenophobic remarks by a pathetic clown desperately trying to get media attention? Get some balls Variety.

  26. ThomT says:

    How come Trump doesn’t make a big deal about the China trade deals. That’s right, his clothing line is made in Chinese sweatshops – I almost forgot.

    • anniekarina says:

      He believes in slavery…I would love to know how much a Chinese worker gets paid a week so Trump can make more money. If he has so much money, why does he manufactures in China? I understand this can be done by small business and startups but from a tycoon who can open in another country and pay a decent minimum wage? That shows how greedy he is….a very bad citizen.

  27. Steve says:

    if u have ever crossed the border at San Ysidro and seen what it is like, and if you have ever watched border wars on tv, and if you ever lived in southern calif where illegal immigrants have marches on wilshire blvd in downtown l.a. admitting they are illegal and demanding to be legalized, and if you have ever seen illegal immigrants who speak no english follow women into stores in southern california or try to touch them in middle of intersections, or if you have ever seen illegal immigrants from south of the border exposing their private parts in los angeles dime stores to young women, you would realise that yes, this is true … as well as illegal immigrants trying to sell you illegal drugs at bus stops in los angeles near downtown….. d. trump is absolutely correct.. but how does he know about this stuff whithout seeing it in southern california ???? by the way, if law enforcement wants to crack down, just go to rampart and 6th street in los angeles and look for drug dealers at those bus stops…

    • anniekarina says:

      Poor Steve…I think you watch too much TV. Is like all you notice in your daily life is guys performing sexual acts in public. Stop thinking about it. Sexual predators, maniacs, perverts, rapists…they’re everywhere. They’re are not all latinos of course. Most of the sexual predators in history are white, and US born citizens such as: Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Edward Gein, Gary Ridgway, Donald Harvey, Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Manson, Dean Corll, and the list goes on and on.

    • Stephanie says:

      No Steve, I’ve actually only had that kind of sick type of Chester the molester behavior by white trash. Illegal immigrants tend to keep a low profile.

      • Dianne says:

        I live in NM and if you don’t think the poverty here isn’t partly due to illegals and the strain put on our economy and educational system, then I am worried about you. Donald Trump is right on and speaks for a lot of people in this country.

      • Mastermind says:

        Hello Steve, how many comics do you read per hour? Your assertions are more than false and biased, how do you know (if in reality it is happening) these people are ilegals? I’d say more or less illegal than all we are? Is because they are brown, now tell us please who perpetrated the most recent shootings all over the country? ie. 21 killed, 19 wounded in San ysidro california, James Oliver Huberty, 14 killed ,6 wounded in Edmond Oklahoma, Patrick H, sherrill. 5 killed, 29 injured in Stockton California. Patrick Eduardo Purdue. 10 killed, 4 wounded, in Jacksonville Florida. James e. Pough. 22 killed, 20 wounded in Killeen tx. George Jo Henard.. Want more names? Now you are welcomed to hide your shame behind your kkk mask

    • Andrea says:

      Nope never seen it, and I live in Southern California. I have seen them working in the fields. But no never seen one exposing their private parts, or touching young women, or selling drugs. You do know immigrants have a pretty low crime rate. They are not trying to get deported, so they stay away from crime. Don’t assume every person you see committing a crime is undocumented. It makes you sound racist just like Trump. Just admit it is not about keeping undocumented people out its about keeping Latinos out.

      • Liz says:

        They’re illegals because they came into the country illegally. It’s a crime. There are long lists of people who have applied to enter our country legally–including Latinos– and they deserve consideration, not people who aren’t willing to abide by US law.

  28. Ken rosen says:

    Some of them may be rapists and criminals… but none of them are half ape like donald trump, forever the chump.

  29. Nik says:

    every time trump opens his mouth – only crap comes out

  30. Nik says:

    He should be debarred from holding human elections…First trump should prove that he is not half orangutan,

  31. yes …it’s highly frowned upon when you tell the truth.

  32. Nik says:

    Univision is giving too much recognition to this loud mouth, financially and socially bankrupt moron called trump. Move on, nothing new to read here

  33. Al says:

    I don’t care for Trump, but he is absolutely right! In this case, nobody else has the internal fortitude to tell it like it is!

  34. Univision is owned by NBC. It was NBC that dumped the pageant not Univision! NBC is owned by GE a crony of the Obama administration and supporter of its policy’s. Surprise, surprise that they don’t like Trump!

    • Telemundo is owned by NBC Universal… get your fact straight before you get all cray cray…

      • Mastermind says:

        Don’t be fool!! you are trying to mix oil with water, stop watching teen an pregnant, or any other stupid tv show, like that, your delusions of persecution has no limit, did dumbnal thump said what he say or not? Did President Obema forced this big mouth person to say what he said? Now he has to bend over and get what he asked for

    • Aaron says:

      NBC was sold to Comcast years ago. It is not part of GE any more. You need to update your conspiracy theory.

    • Nik says:

      why? is it not possible to hate Trump the chump without loving Obummer?

  35. Bill B. says:

    Beauty pageants are an antiquated thing of the past, so no loss there. Trump will never get close to the Presidency, so no loss there either.

  36. R. Anselmo says:

    The Progressive/Socialist/Democratic Party fears Donald Trump because their “Squandering” of trillions of dollars into left wing causes, teacher’s unions, government workers, news editors, PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC and Univision will be either reduced or in jeopardy. Donald Trump does not need to pander to the Left-Wing weasels either in Congress or in the Public arena!

    • Arlene Wisz says:

      R.Anselmo: No one has more money than the Koch Bros. NBC is owned by their buddy Australian Rupert Murdock, He owns NBC and ALL NBC affiliates, including MSNBC….Comcast, Xinfinity, NewsCorp, to name just a few. You may remember he was involved in his reports “hacking” members of parliament phones….ABC is owned by Disney, “Progressive/Socialist/ Democratic Party” Back when I was young we would call that remark :wigged out”. BTW Kochs donate a paltry few millions to PBS, NOVA science, ironic, since they deny science ….it’s clear where you are coming from…but you haven’t a factual foot to stand on!

    • Nik says:

      so what did you make out of this little rant? $50?

    • Autumn Rose says:

      yadda yadda yadda,

    • Safari160 says:

      No one needs to “fear” or even think much at all about Donald Trump. He’s a lowbrow sideshow.

      Bravo to Univision for continuing to cover Trump’s campaign, ensuring that his next idiotic and bigoted statements will be widely dispersed.

  37. Tom says:

    That is well said. But guess what people don’t like hearing the truth!

  38. Tom says:

    I’m just tried of hearing all these people BASHING DONALD TRUMP for speaking his mind, at the end of the day almost every politician simply just tells us exactly what we want to hear to get elected and once they get in to office, they forget about the people. Politicians only remember the people once every 4 years. That’s why i hate this TRUMP bashing especially when people have not EVEN gone to the border and spoken with border guards about this massive problem!

    • stever65 says:

      Yeah, let’s all go down to the border and interview the border guards…bring donuts and coffee.

    • LOPEZ says:

      The man is an asshole long past his ‘best by’ date… all it’s about, nobody likes Trump. He’s an asshole… Duh!!!!

  39. Dmarie Marie says:

    If it weren’t for successful business like the Trump Corporation immigrants would have no reason to come here for jobs. If you want to come to this GREAT country you have to come here LEGALLY ….NEXT!!!

  40. tonysofla says:

    Financially who lose out here?, Univision are on the hook to pay for the rights to air even if they don’t?

  41. Edward E Mercer says:

    what’s wrong Univision ? can’t handle the truth ? ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars for education, health, welfare, housing, food stamps, etc. You need to wake up to the real facts. Donald did not call out LEGAL Mexicans – he called out the scum that is sneaking into the country , bringing drugs, guns, crime, prostitution, etc. The country would be much better off with 11 million less illegals to support !!

    • Andrea says:

      The U.S is one countries that has birth right citizenship, If it wasn’t for that you probably would not be a citizen either. Unless you’re a Native American. I also see the news Mexico has a huge drug problem. I could explain to you how it started but it would take too long So ill summarize. First the US has a drug addiction so there is a demand for the drugs, second the US spend billions of dollars trying to end the cartels in Columbia the only thing that did was move them to Mexico, and third NAFTA this trade agreement killed Mexico’s economy forcing many Mexicans to leave their country. The ones the stayed behind have three choices join the drug world, be killed, or come to America. Read a little about history and politics so you can understand the cause and effect of things.

    • Andrea says:

      Okay another person who doesn’t understand how public benefits work.Undocumented individuals DO NOT qualify for health care, welfare, food stamps, low income housing, or any other benefit. You MUST be a US citizen. Undocumented immigrants are a net positive for public budgets because they contribute more to the system than they take out. Majority of them do pay taxes, but they do not qualify for the benefits. Trump’s facts were not the truth, they were offensive, ignorant, and attacked an entire nation.

      • MSL says:

        Do you really think the United states can not control the border? The united states needs and likes the cheap labor. We need to stop blaming illegal aliens for our economy, this is only a distraction to the real problem. No American citizen want those low paying jobs. I can just imagine how spensive our food would be if it wasn’t for them working on the fields.
        .

    • jas0209 says:

      Nothings wrong with Univision. They made a corporate decision, which they have every right to do. You don’t like it, don’t watch them.

      • Dan says:

        NO, he did not called out Illegal Immigrants and he did not say people SNEAKING into the country. He specifically said MEXICO AND LATIN AMERICAN ARE SENDING. He was referring to all mexicans and latin americans. That is dead wrong.

  42. AS says:

    I can’t wait for the next Trump speech.

  43. Tom says:

    I see people getting offended with what Trump says, WHY don’t you go to the border and speak with the border guards. NO ONE DOES THAT, NO ONE GETS THE FACTS. What with the Mexican/American bit, when people come to America and live in America they are all Americans regardless of where you come from, i don’t see how you have so much LOVE for Mexico, if you love Mexico then go LIVE there, what the hell are you doing here and why did you leave your country Mexico you love so much to come to America. I think its your either all in and 100% American and if you can’t think and don’t want to accept being American and are so unhappy then Leave AND GO live In Mexico. Don’t blame Donald Trump for saying like it is….this country is in the state it is because everyone pretends there is NO PROBLEMS……until one day when its to late.

    • SF Chick says:

      Hey, Tom, I’d vote for you!

    • yirmin snipe says:

      Reality is the good Mexican people still live in Mexico and have no desire to leave. We get the dregs of Mexico the people that their own country don’t want and pretty much chase across the border to get them off their hands.

  44. Coach L. says:

    That’s what Liberals do. They either call you names, or they cut and run. For being so tolerant (or so they say about themselves), they’re really the opposite. Control Freaks.

  45. Trump has stated that he loves Mexicans. Many of them are hardworking and great. What he said was that there are some horrible people crossing into the United States illegally based on boarder guards he has talked to.

    Mexico has a fence on their southern border, shouldn’t the U.S. have one that works?

  46. Lou says:

    In other words: You are FIRED!!!!

  47. Lisa says:

    Miss Universe is sexist and archaic. Most of the women competing probably wouldn’t even know (or admit to knowing) what this is all about.

  48. Ally says:

    Way to go univision!

  49. Paula says:

    He didn’t “insinuate”, he STATED clearly and loudly those things.

  50. Vandy says:

    PLEASE tell me no one takes this guy seriously for President?

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