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NBC Cans ‘The Apprentice’ and Beauty Pageants After Donald Trump’s Immigration Comments

NBC has a message for The Donald: You’re fired. The network has severed ties with controversial businessman Donald Trump, TV host and presidential candidate following comments he made about immigrants to the U.S. at a recent campaign speech:

The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. 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.

In statement, NBC said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.” The networks will no longer air the affiliated beauty pagenants Miss Universe and Miss America, and have canceled the long-running reality series The Apprentice.

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