Donald Trump is firing back at NBC, after they severed their business connections with him in the wake of his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. And his response to them is: No, I fired you.
Trump’s new round of trash talk against NBC could perhaps be a bid for Republican primary voters, as he dramatically makes an enemy of a media outlet with a liberal reputation.
“You know, I’ve had a great relationship with them. They didn’t want me to run, because they wanted to do The Apprentice. As you know, they renewed The Apprentice,” Trump said.
But I just told them, I cannot do The Apprentice because of the fact that I’m running. And as long as I’m running for president, they were not happy with it. They wanted me to do The Apprentice. And now, with my statements on immigration — which happen to be correct — they are gonna take a different stance, and that’s okay. I mean, whatever they want to do is okay with me. I’ve had a lot of great relationships with NBC. I think as far as ending the relationship, I have to do that, because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC.
Trump also fielded a question from a reporter with a noticeable Hispanic accent, on what he would do about illegal immigration — and again, he took a dig at NBC.
“You have to stop illegal immigration. You cannot have — I know NBC might disagree with me — but you cannot have, and it’s very important, illegal immigration. You don’t have a country if you have that.”
Separately, Trump released a statement in which — as one might expect — he serially insulted NBC, and also threatened to sue them.
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.”
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