As if Donald Trump running for President didn’t seem absurd enough, in an ironic turn of events, NBC, which aired The Celebrity Apprentice cut business ties with the magnate, or in other words, ‘Sorry Donald. You’re fired.’
In lieu of the derogatory and controversial comments Trump made during his presidential bid announcement last week, in which he referred to Mexicans as “rapists,” NBC issued a statement stressing the importance of “respect and dignity for all people” and therefore could not continue their relationship with Trump.
The Miss America and Miss Universe pageants, which were part of a joint venture between Trump and NBC, will no longer be aired on their station. Last week, Univision also made the decision to cut the Miss Universe pageants off of their station due to their disdain for Trump’s comments, who stands firmly by them. Apparently, he told NBC that he could not digress because his views on immigration are correct, but the 200,000 people that signed a petition on change.org to get him off the air, begged to differ and won.
However, despite Trump’s prominent involvement with The Celebrity Apprentice, the popular show will continue to air because the licensing is actually from Mark Burnet’s United Artist Media Group. Trump will no longer participate in the show, which was already established due to his presidential campaign.
Whether or not Trump’s comments will cause any more waves, particularly with his campaign, will be determined with time.