In his June presidential campaign announcement, Trump said that some Mexican immigrants to the US bring drugs and crime, and some are rapists. Trump responded by filing a $500 million lawsuit against Univision last week.
In her post on Instagram, the Colombian titlist stated that she will consider cutting off her relationship with the Miss Universe Organization should they make statements against Latinos. The backlash around Trump’s remarks grows stronger every day, which now includes the city government of Bogota pulling out its support for a bid to host the Miss Universe pageant in the future, Fox News Latino reported.
Meanwhile, Garten has filed suit against NBC for breaching the terms of their contract with the Miss Universe organization, which apparently, is jointly owned by Trump and NBC Universal.
Miss Universe Paulina Vega, from Colombia, jokingly sticks her tongue out at photographers from a auto after visiting patients at a military hospital in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
What’s more is the Miss Universe Organization appears to have made an attempt to also distance itself from Trump.
I strongly believe that dividing and categorizing humankind only holds it back.
“Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, criticized me for telling the truth about illegal immigration, but then said she would keep the crown – Hypocrite”, he said of the 22-year-old crowned 2014 Miss Universe.
In a statement, Trump called NBC “weak” and “foolish” and suggested that he’d take NBCUniversal to court over ending its contract with him. We must strive together in order to improve the common good.
The Miss Panama Organization and the Telemetro television channel declared that the decision is “message of solidarity” against Donald Trump. But one thing is for sure, the show will go on.
Trump, 69, hit back two days later via Twitter, slamming Vega as a “hypocrite.”