Trumpghazi Continues: Mexico Drops Out Of Miss Universe Pageant

The Mexican media company in charge of sending contestants to the Miss Universe pagaent has dropped out of the event in protest of the contest’s owner, presidential candidate and ex-reality TV star Donald Trump.

Televisa announced in a statement on Monday that it would not be sending a contestant to Trump’s beauty pageant due to the mogul’s remarks calling Mexican immigrants “rapists,” killers, and drug dealers during his presidential launch.

Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, also responsible for organizing Mexico’s represenation at the pagaent, weighed in on Twitter on Monday and blasted Trump for “harming the organization.”

Trump remained steadfast on Tuesday morning, tweeting that while he loves “the Mexican people,” the country itself is “not our friend.”

Televisa followed NBC Universal and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision in ditching Trump for his remarks, both of which Trump has threatened to sue for backing out of their business arrangements.

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