Sorry, folks: You'll have one less channel to check out this year's Miss USA pageant, Variety reports.
Univision announced on Thursday that it will not air the competition on July 12, citing "insulting remarks" made by Donald Trump during his presidential campaign kickoff on June 16. Trump is a part-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, the umbrella company for the Miss USA pageant. In his kickoff speech, Trump described Mexican immigrants as "rapists" who bring drugs and crime to the U.S. He also called for a wall to be built that would more fully separate Mexico from America.
"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.
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The Associated Press reports that Trump, ever the businessman, responded by claiming Univision's actions are in violation of its contract with the Miss Universe Organization.
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