Candace Davis | Contributing Writer
Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat. The U.S. Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality, is receiving attention after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 presidential nomination.
During his announcement, he called for a great wall between the United States and Mexico in order to stop illegal immigration.
“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.”
Although Trump sits at No. 2 among GOP presidential candidates, his business connections have taken a major lost.
Macy’s is the most recent company to cut ties with Trump, following NBCUniversal, Serta and Univision after the billionaire businessman made his controversial remarks. Macy’s explained their decision to pull Trump merchandise from its stores.
“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relations with Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”
In addition to his clothing brand, Trumps television relationships have also ended. NBCUniversal will no longer air Miss USA nor Miss Universe, and Trump will no longer host Celebrity Apprentice. The push was after a 200,000 name petition was signed from viewers for NBC to sever its relationship with Trump.
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC Universal is ending its business relationship with Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. Celebrity Apprentice is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.”
Fortunately, the Miss USA pageant has found a new broadcast partner, Reelz Cable Channel. Trump still stands by his opinion by defending himself via twitter.
“Univision wants to back out of signed @MissUniverse contract because I exposed the terrible trade deals that the U.S. makes with Mexico” and “Mexican gov doesn’t want me talking about terrible border situation & horrible trade deals. Forcing Univision to get me to stop—no way!”