Monday, June 29, 2015

Donald Trump goes Head-to-Head with NBC — Says NBC-Universal is “Weak” to pressure by Mexicans — Says Peacock Network will stand-up for a lying news anchor, but not for somebody telling an unpleasant truth about illegal immigration

After NBC-Universal dumped Donald Trump’s beauty pageants from their network  —  Trump dumped on NBC  —   Trump gives interview to Fox News

Fox News gives complete report of Trump’s media problems

According to a report coming out of Fox News,  “Donald Trump labeled NBC as ‘weak and foolish’ after they ended their business relationship with the GOP hopeful over his comments about immigrants from Mexico, and said he'd see the Peacock network in court....”  The article went on to quote Mr. Trump as follows:  “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.”  Trump made those remarks in a statement during an interview to  (See “Donald Trump calls NBC 'weak and foolish' after they sever ties with GOP hopeful” by Staff Writer, 6/29/15, Fox411/ []).


Here’s how the Fox story described the NBC side of its dispute with Trump: “NBC cut ties with Trump after he, in his announcement to run for president, described immigrants from Mexico as ‘bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.’...  ‘At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,’ the network said in a statement. ‘Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.’...   The network added that it was done with Trump's pageants as well....  ‘To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.’...”

NBC’s position vis a vis “Celebrity Apprentice” seemed a little more nuanced and complicated  —   “...  NBC was co-owner with Trump of the pageants and is in business with him as host and producer of the popular show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’...  The network stated that their reality show with him was kaput, too....   ‘In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.  “Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.’...”


The Fox report also mentioned that Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language network, said last week that it wouldn't air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, and would cut all future business ties with Mr. Trump.

At the time of the Univision statement, NBC commented only by saying the company doesn't "agree with his positions on a number of issues including his recent comments on immigration." A sister network of NBC is Telemundo, another major Spanish-language TV outlet, which previously had aired Miss Universe pageants before Univision won the contract.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Trump is really trying to get the Republican nomination for President, this is a 100% plus for him.

NBC looks like they are out to get Trump - and Trump pushes back by repeating what he said in the first place, two or three times over.