Donald Trump chatted with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor
last night and revealed that he's suing Univision for $500 million after the network dropped the broadcast of the Miss USA pageant.
"The papers were just filed, so that will be interesting. I have a signed contract for five years on the pageants. They have no right to terminate. They didn't even send me a letter, they terminated with a PR statement. They called me, also — one of the top people at Univision, so apologetic — 'Donald, we shouldn't be doing this, I know that. We'll pay you whatever money you need or whatever money you want.'"
Univision released their own statement on the matter and said, "We just reviewed Mr. Trump's complaint for the first time, and it is both factually false and legally ridiculous. We will not only vigorously defend the case, but will continue to fight against Mr. Trump's ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made on June 16th about Mexican immigrants. Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve."
As you may know, NBCUniversal also decided to end their business relationship with Trump, and though he hasn't announced a plan to sue them (not yet, anyway), he claims they have a problem with him running for president. "I don't even think they know themselves," he ranted. "I think they are weak, and I think they are afraid of the issue at the border."
During his presidential campaign announcement last month, Trump said that Mexican immigrants coming to the United States are "bringing drugs," and he added, "They're bringing crime. They're rapists."
So, does Trump regret his comments? He defended himself earlier this week and he's still sticking to his statements. "It's totally accurate," he told O'Reilly of his speech. "The border is a disaster, Bill. People are pouring in, and I mean illegal people, illegal immigrants — 300 and some odd thousand are in your state jails right now, according to Homeland Security."
"In terms of rape — this is an amazing statistic — 80 percent of Central American women and girls are raped crossing into the U.S.," he continued, citing a report published by The Huffington Post
. "I love Mexican people...I also respect Mexico, but Mexico is doing a tremendous number against the United States. First of all, they are killing us at the border. Second of all, Bill, what they are doing to us in trade is unbelievable. They're taking our jobs, they're taking our manufacturing, and they're taking our money. I'm not angry at Mexico, because frankly, their representatives and leaders are smarter than ours. I'm angry at our country for having such bad negotiators and such bad leaders."