NBC has become the latest network to cut business ties with Donald Trump following a string of disparaging comments toward undocumented immigrants.
The billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate has starred on NBC's The Apprentice since 2004, and is a part owner of the Miss Universe pageant. The network will no longer broadcast the Miss Universe or Miss USA contests, and Trump will no longer appear on The Apprentice. The show Celebrity Apprentice will continue without him, however.
"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," NBC said in a statement. "Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump."
Read the Next America story below on how The Donald got the boot from Univision last week:
Donald Trump just got fired. Sort of.
Just months after acquiring the rights to broadcast the Miss Universe pageant in Spanish, Univision announced on Thursday that it would end its relationship with the pageant organization that is in part owned by Trump.
The media group expressed offense at comments Trump made on June 16 in his announcement that he was running for president. His inflammatory description of undocumented immigrants provided ammunition for critics who dismiss his campaign as an unserious publicity stunt.