NBC severs ties with Trump, including Miss USA
NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
NBC said it would no longer air the annual "Miss USA" and "Miss Universe" pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump. Trump has said he is no longer appearing in the television show "The Apprentice." NBC said "Celebrity Apprentice" will continue to go on without him.
Last week, Univision said that it was canceling its coverage of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Trump had portrayed some immigrants from Mexico as bringing drugs and crime to the country in his presidential kickoff speech.
Today, Trump told reporters in Chicago on Monday that he's not apologizing for claiming some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the country. He says if his "strong stance" on immigration fuels NBC's decision, he's fine with it.
Trump says he'll "probably" sue NBC. He's already announced plans to sue Univision for breach of contract.