Donald Trump Says He ‘Now Owns 100%’ Of The Miss Universe Pageant

AP

Donald Trump said Friday that he’d bought out NBC Universal’s share of their joint venture, the Miss Universe Organization, and settled lawsuits he’d threatened the company with after it severed their business ties over the real estate mogul’s comments about Mexican immigrants.

Trump said on Twitter that he now owns the Miss Universe Organization outright:

The announcement came 10 minutes after the Republican presidential frontrunner struck a more somber tone in a tweet remembering the “heroes” of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

A spokesperson for NBC Universal confirmed Friday afternoon to TPM that Trump purchased its stake in the Miss Universe Organization and that legal disputes between the two had been settled.

This post has been updated.

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