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Donald Trump: 'NBC is weak'

Earlier today, NBC announced it would sever all ties with Donald Trump amid growing controversy over his "recent derogatory statements" about immigrants. Now, in a characteristically caustic statement, Trump has responded. "Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate," says a statement from Trump's office. "NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct — that is why our country is in serious trouble."

Trump's statement goes on to defend the remarks that led NBC to dump him. "We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States," says the statement. "As has been stated continuously in the press, people are pouring across our borders unabated. Public reports routinely state great amounts of crime are being committed by illegal immigrants. This must be stopped and it must be stopped now."

The statement concludes with the threat of a possible lawsuit, and a parting shot at the network's recent problems with anchor Brian Willians. "If NBC is so weak and so foolish to not understand the serious illegal immigration problem in the United States, coupled with the horrendous and unfair trade deals we are making with Mexico, then their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court," the statement says. "Furthermore, they will stand behind lying Brian Williams, but won’t stand behind people that tell it like it is, as unpleasant as that may be."