Presidential hopeful, billionaire and wig/toupee/transplant enthusiast Donald Trump
"The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems," said Donald Trump on June 16, entering the GOP race on a jingoistic note. "When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump, running with a bird dick's chance of winning the election, is in a somewhat unprecedented position in American politics. Without a longterm hope at the White House, the very thought of Trump becoming the bigot-in-chief, coupled with the outright racist comments above, is pissing off pop figures and TV distributors in Latin America.
Yesterday, Columbian pop star J. Balvan announced that he would not perform as schedule in the Miss America pageant airing on July 12. (You may be surprised to learn that Trump owns the Miss Universe contest, because he has yet to brand it with his own name like so many of his other properties).
“Mexico is a Latin powerhouse,” Balvan told Billboard. “And Mexicans, they're known as hard workers. Here in the U.S., not everybody wants to do those kinds of jobs. I’ve lived. I know what it feels like and what they go through and how families suffer. A comment like that is powerful.”
Univision also announced yesterday that they would no longer broadcast the Miss Universe pageant.
"At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country," the organization said in a press release Wednesday. "We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization."