The Miss USA enterprise, run by tycoon and equal opportunity offender Donald Trump, has finally found a channel to land on. After the NBC network unceremoniously severed ties with Donal Trump following his statements that Mexicans were “rapists,” the Miss USA ogle-fest has now landed on Reelz. Yep, Reelz.
What’s worse, network insiders claim that they got the event for a song because no one else wanted to touch it.
Reelz Channel paid “no more than $100,000” to license Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant, according to the insider. And the CEO of the network is already distancing himself from Trump.
Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said his network “does not endorse Trump’s comments regarding Mexicans. I am not a supporter of Donald Trump for president.”
The Miss USA catastrophe is just one of many that The Donald has gotten himself into by virtue of the announcement of his running for President. Not, his actual running, mind you, but simply the announcement.
Trump said at his campaign announcement that Mexicans crossing U.S. borders are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”
Univision and Televisa dropped Trump and Miss USA like a hot combover. NBC responded to Trump’s statements by issuing one of their own.
“Donald Trump’s opinions do not represent those of NBC, and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration. At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
Why are you the only judge who has not withdrawn from Miss USA due to Trump's despicable comments about Mexican immigrants? @JessieJDecker
— Mark Promislo (@mpromislo) July 2, 2015
And that’s how Donald Trump ran for President and lost his biggest ally in his Miss USA endeavors. Trump claims he is not taking this setback lying down. Speaking on The O’Reilly Factor, Trump said of his former Miss USA partners:
“I just sued Univision for 500 million dollars. It was just filed. The papers were just filed so that will be interesting. Because Univision, I have a signed contract for five years on the pageants they have no right to terminate. They didn’t even send me a letter, they terminated with a PR statement. They called me also – one of the top people at Univision so apologetic, ‘Donald. we shouldn’t be doing this, I know that. We’ll pay you whatever money you need or whatever money you want.’ They have a five-year contract without termination and they terminated with a PR statement so we just sued them for $500 million.”
@ReelzChannel thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to watch Miss USA. God bless.
— Beauty Is Skin Deep (@bqueenprecious) July 2, 2015