BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Tomorrow’s (July 12) Miss USA Pageant will not be seen on NBC or Univision, and it remains unclear whether there will be any celebrity hosts or judges after many of those originally tapped for the show dropped out in protest of owner Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about Mexicans and immigrants.
Well, Trump himself said he was boycotting the pageant and will be a no-show.
The reason? The real estate mogul and presidential candidate can’t take any more criticism for the irony between his anti-immigrant statements and the pageant.
Apparently, Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia’s grandmother emigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic, and Miss Massachuseets Polikseni Manxhari immigrated to the U.S. from Albania with her parents when she was 5. Many other contestants have roots from Latin America, Asia and other continents.
“For me to suggest building a great wall to prevent immigrants from crossing our borders and yet sponsoring a pageant full of immigrant contestants does not make sense, and it damages my credibility — something that I cannot afford if I were to win votes to become president,” Trump said.
For once, Trump seems to make some good sense.