WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump not only ignored questions on immigration from UNIVISION anchor Jorge Ramos; The Donald also had him escorted out of the press conference.
Responding to criticism about the incident, Trump said he was merely following the example of President Barack Obama who had a transgender activist heckler, Jennicet Gutiérrez escorted out of an event at the White House recently. Gutiérrez was protesting the Obama administration’s deportation and treatment of transgender immigrants.
Trump posted on his Twitter page: “So why am I being singled out for the very same things that Democrats — including the president — are guilty of?”
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (The Adobo Chronicles®) – What if they held a beauty pageant and nobody watched it?
Well, that’s exactly what was going to happen to the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe pageants after NBC Universal and Univision both severed their relationship with pageant owner Donald Trump. The two networks fired Trump after his disparaging comments about Mexicans when he recently announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Trump called Mexicans “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”
The Miss U.S.A. pageant is scheduled on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and neither NBC nor Univision will air it.
Being the shrewd businessman that he is, Trump found a way out of this debacle. He has enlisted Pay-Per-View (PPV) to air the Miss U.S.A. and Miss Universe Pageants. Yes, the same PPV that airs sports events, including the recent Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather boxing fight.
The Adobo Chronicles® learned that Pay-Per-View, will charge subscribers $100 to watch a live broadcast of the pageant in English and $150 to watch it in Spanish.
Informed sources said that PPV and Trump will share the proceeds of the live broadcast at 50% a piece.
Whoever wins the Miss USA contest will represent the country in the Miss Universe pageant later this year.
The chances of Miss USA winning the Miss Universe crown this year has just increased a hundred fold because all the Spanish-speaking countries have decided not to send a representative to the pageant — countries like Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Puerto Rico and many others. Latin candidates have consistently fared well in the Miss Universe pageant.
The Philippines, who has also been consistently in the top 10 finalists for Miss Universe, is still deciding whether or not to send Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach to the pageant.
CITY OF DORAL, Florida (The Adobo Chronicles®) – The ongoing rift between Miss Universe Pageant owner Donald Trump and Univision has escalated in just the last 24 hours, and Mexico is turning out to be the biggest loser.
The rift began when Trump announced that he was running for president of the United States. During that announcement, the business mogul promised that if elected, he would close the southern border so that Mexico would stop sending “rapists, drug addicts and criminals.”
Reacting to Trump’s remarks, Univision, the largest Spanish-language network, said it will not be airing the upcoming Miss U.S.A. pageant or the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant.
Trump was unapologetic and today sent a strongly-worded letter to the Univision’s CEO, banning the network’s personnel from setting foot on the golf course and facilities of the Trump National Doral Miami, site of last year’s Miss Universe Pageant.
In addition, Trump said he was seriously considering Acapulco in Mexico as the site for the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant. But now that Univision has decided not to air the pageant, Trump said he is inclined to choose Manila in the Philippines as the site for the 2016 pageant. If held in Manila, the pageant will be broadcast live from the Mall of Asia.
Earlier, Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries in South America threatened to boycott the Miss Universe Pageant because of Trump’s tirade about Mexicans.
Upon hearing the news, current Miss Philippines-Universe title holder Pia Wurtzbach expressed disappointment because she said she had looked forward to traveling Mexico for the 2016 pageant.