Here's The List Of All The Companies That Have Dumped Donald Trump, So Far
Republican presidentiable Donald Trump is in hot water after his racist remarks towards Mexicans in one of his recent campaign speeches. Now, his comments are backfiring as he watches his most prominent business relationships go up in smoke, ABC News reports.
"When Mexico sends its people they aren't sending their best," Trump said at his announcement event last month from Trump Tower. "They are bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they are rapists and some are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting."
Here is the list of his several business partners that have decided to sever their ties with the business magnate following the shocking comments he made:
The television network, which is the largest that caters to Hispanic viewers worldwide, was the first domino to fall in a sequence of business heartbreaks that was in Trump's way.
"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," the company said in a statement.
A $500 million 19-page lawsuit was filed by Trump's camp against the television network for claims of "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton, Huffington Post reports.
In a statement, the Mexico-based broadcaster dismisses Donald Trump saying, "Mr. Trump hasn't demonstrated understanding or respect toward Mexican migrants and has offended the entire Mexican population."
Televisa owns the Mexican version of Miss USA and have already withdrawn entry for the Miss Universe Pageant.
The hair care brands company have also expressed their refusal to get associated with Trump and expressing that, they too, are done with him.
"Our company is multicultural with people of Latin American descent making up a large percentage of our employees and loyal customers," company CEO Basim Shami said in the statement. "As a company proudly founded on the concept of coming to the USA in pursuit of the American Dream, Mr. Trump's comments do not and will never reflect our company's philosophy or practices."
"Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," the company said in a statement.
Trump have worked with the network for Miss Universe and his reality TV show "The Apprentice".
In response to NBC's decision, Trump fires back saying, "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."
The department store, which claims "stands for diversity", is also pulling out all Donald Trump merchandise from their shelves, CNN reports.
"We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation," Macy's said. "In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy's values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy's since 2004."
Trump, who has appeared in Macy's commercials, doesn't reflect 'the Magic of Macy's' says in the public petition calling Macy to drop Donald Trump. Said petition has so far gathered well over 700,000 signatures in support.