NBC dumped Donald Trump for comments he made about immigrants from Mexico.
Slamming the network for standing “behind lying Brian Williams” but not him, Donald Trump wasted no time today threatening NBC with legal action over the net canceling its planned airing of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. “Their contract violating closure of Miss Universe/Miss USA will be determined in court,” said Trump’s office in a statement Monday. “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.”
This lawsuit threat comes as the Comcast-owned network severed its relationship today with the Miss Universe organization and its Celebrity Apprentice co-owner over remarks Trump made about “rapists” immigrants from Mexico when he kicked off his Presidential bid last month.
Here's Trump's full statement:
As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct— that is why our country is in serious trouble.There is no question that NBC has a history of supporting its "talent," showing great tolerance.
Mr. Trump says, “We must have strong borders and not let illegal immigrants enter the United States. 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. Long ago I told NBC that I would not being doing The Apprentice because I am running for President in order to Make our Country Great Again.”
Mr. Trump continued, “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. 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.”
As Trump points out, NBC stands behind the disgraced lying Brian Williams and his stolen valor stories. Sure, he's being demoted to MSNBC, for a while, but the network didn't sever ties with the liar.
Speaking of disgraces tolerated by NBC, Alec Baldwin comes to mind. When he was on 30 Rock, Baldwin again and again behaved badly, often spewing Twitter rants. In the case below, Baldwin attacked "blood thirsty right wing trash," like Michelle Malkin.
In the case of another Baldwin explosion, NBC didn't fire him when he made homophobic remarks.
Another problem for NBC: Al Sharpton. How can NBC have a hatemonger and race baiter like Al Sharpton under its employ?
Clearly, Leftists on NBC can say and do anything with impunity.
Trump, however, gets dumped.
Definitely no consistency.