Donald J. Trump’s business empire was dealt its first casualty Thursday as a result of his decision to run for president.
This excerpt is pulled from Alan Rappeport’s article, “Univision Severs Ties With Donald Trump and Beauty Pageants,” published by the New York Times on June 25, 2015.
Univision said that it was ending its relationship with the Trump Organization, that it will not air the Miss USA pageant on its network next month, and that it is severing ties with the Miss Universe Organization. Trump is a part owner of the Miss Universe Organization, the umbrella group for both the United States and world beauty pageants.
Univision said the decision was because of Trump’s recent remarks about Mexican immigrants. During his presidential announcement last week, Trump proposed building a wall along the border to keep criminals and “rapists” from sneaking into the United States.
“At Univision, we see firsthand 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,” the company said in a statement.