Donald Trump announces his candidacy for president during a rally Manhattan on June 16.
Victor J. Blue
By Eric Dodds
Updated: June 25, 2015 12:58 PM ET

The aftershock from Donald Trump’s presidential announcement, during which he again voiced controversial views on immigration, continued to reverberate Thursday.

Trump said during his announcement that the U.S. “has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.” He then specifically mentioned Mexico, claiming drugs, crime and rapists are crossing the border into America.

Univision didn’t take that lightly. On Thursday, the company announced it would no longer be involved with the Miss Universe Organization, just two weeks before the Miss USA pageant was set to air. Trump, a part-owner of Miss Universe, which runs the Miss USA competition, seemed to confirm the split on Twitter:

Once known as the Spanish International Network, Univision is hailed as the first television network in the U.S. to broadcast primarily in a language other than English, and continues to broadcast almost exclusively in Spanish. It released this statement regarding the split:

Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.

Univision News and the local news division will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.


Trump later issued this statement:



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