MEXICO CITY, Mexico (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – First, it was Univision that severed its relationship with Donald Trump. Now NBC Universal has followed suit.
Both networks are partners with Trump who owns the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants. The pageants have always been aired on Univision and NBC.
The souring of Trump’s relationships with the networks was an offshoot of the business mogul’s comments when he announced his candidacy for president of the United States. During that announcement, he promised that if elected, he would close the southern border so that Mexico would stop sending “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”
Miss USA which is scheduled on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, will not be aired by either network. The pageant’s future and that of Miss Universe remain unknown.
The second richest man in the world, Mexican Carlos Slim Helú, just offered to buy the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants from Trump for an undisclosed amount.
Known as the “Warren Buffett of Mexico,” Helú’s current net worth is estimated at $71.2 Billion, second only to that of Bill Gates.
“I want to give Trump a dose of his own medicine,” Helú said. ” If he thinks we Mexicans are nothing but rapists, addicts and criminals, then this Mexican wants him out for good — from Miss USA, Miss Universe and from all other his other business holdings. I will continue to buy him out.”
Both Univision and NBC Universal said that if Helú succeeds in buying the pageants from Trump, they would be happy to re-establish their partnership with the popular beauty contests.
The Adobo Chronicles® was unsuccessful in reaching Trump for comment or reaction to the proposed purchase.