NEW YORK – NBCUniversal delivered a message to Donald Trump over his recent remarks regarding immigrants: “You’re fired.”
In a statement issued Monday, the company said it is severing ties with the mogul who is pursuing the 2016 Republican nomination for president. He will no longer be a part of the reality competition “Celebrity Apprentice” and his two beauty pageants, Miss USA and Miss Universe, will no longer air on NBC, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the statement said. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
NBC added it will continue to be in business with Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group, which produces “Celebrity Apprentice.” It will likely air with another mogul as the star, according to an NBCUniversal executive not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.