LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Day by day, Donald Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants are facing more trouble — a continuing fall out from the business mogul’s derogatory comments about Mexicans during his announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. He called Mexicans “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”
As a result of his insensitive remarks, the Spanish-language television network, Univision, severed its business relationship with Trump, saying it will not be airing the July 12 Miss USA or Miss Universe pageant later this year. Trump is suing Univision for $500 Million.
Soon after, NBC Universal also announced that it is “firing” Trump by not airing the two pageants and canceling the Donald’s “Celebrity Apprentice” television series. No lawsuit has yet been filed against NBC, but that’s obviously coming in the next few days.
Today, Mexico announced that it will not be sending a representative to the Miss Universe pageant this year, and there are strong indications that many other Spanish-speaking countries in South America and Europe will follow suit.
The absence of the western countries that are in solidarity with Mexico will create a noticeable void in Trump’s international pageant. (Latin countries have fared extremely well in the pageant .)
In a desperate attempt to prevent the total demise of the Miss Universe Pageant, Trump, speaking from his penthouse suite at the Trump Towers in Las Vegas, announced that he was renaming the Miss Universe Pageant the “Miss Eastern Universe Pageant” to better reflect the demographics and representation of candidates that will result from the Western countries’ boycott of his pageant.