Donald Trump’s campaign for President of the United States is run much like a reality TV show—keep the cameras hot and the drama at a boil. Trump’s affinity for the limelight and general worldview makes the strategy easy enough to implement. But there are, of course, downsides to letting Trump speak out loud. The Spanish language channel Univision, for example, took umbrage with a portion of Trump’s announcement speech that portrayed Mexico, well, like this:
“They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing their problems,” Trump said. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting.”
On Thursday, Univision decided to vote with its pocketbook, terminating its agreement to broadcast the Miss Universe competition, which is partially owned by Trump. “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,” Univision said in a statement. “We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.”
“Univision president and CEO Randy Falco made the decision to break ties with Trump,” CNN reports. “He considered the views of both his Spanish-speaking audience and his employee base, which is 80 percent Hispanic.” Trump, predictably, reacted in a very Trump way:
He also threatened to sue for “hundreds of millions of dollars,” according to Trump’s lawyer. “I’m going to have to sue Univision now… They have a signed contract,” Trump said. “They’ll have to pay me a lot of money.”
Donald Trump may have an issue with keeping his eye on the ball.