It didn’t take long for Donald Trump to react to NBC dumping him, saying in Chicago today NBC has consistently been unhappy with his decision to run for president since day one.
NBC announced they’re cutting their ties to Trump after his controversial comments about Mexican immigrant rapists (announced just as Trump finished speaking in Chicago, no less).
So when reporters asked Trump for his reaction, The Donald said that while he’s has a “great relationship” with NBC over the years between their partnership on Miss USA and Miss Universe and The Apprentice, “they didn’t want me to run.”
He continued to stand by his comments about immigrants, but he also made comments suggesting a lawsuit:
Trump on NBC ending business relationship: I'll be suing Univision…maybe I'll be suing NBC too.
— Athena Jones (@AthenaCNN) June 29, 2015
Update- 3:30 pm EST: Trump now has a lengthy statement out, obtained by Politico, invoking none other than Brian Williams:
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.
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.”
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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