Donald Trump’s Temper Tantrum — Presidential Hopeful Is Taking His Ball And Going Home
Univision isn’t playing ball with Donald Trump — so the multi-billionaire is giving them his best foot-stomping tantrum. To be specific, Univision canceled a contract with the presidential hopeful over racist remarks, so Trump is banning anyone who works for Univision from his Miami resort.
Here’s how the events have played out so far.
First, Donald Trump had a contract with the Spanish-language television network for the Miss Universe program.
Then, he made racially charged statements about Mexican immigrants — according to the Washington Post, in Trump’s announcement of his presidential candidacy, he said that immigrants coming from Mexico aren’t ‘their best’ but rather drug traffickers and rapists.
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best….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.
Suddenly, the reality star, politician, and prominent birther didn’t have a contract with Univision anymore. The network hasn’t stated a reason for dumping Trump — he claims it’s because he dared to ‘expose’ the U.S. on bad trade deadls with Mexico. However, it seems more likely that Univision wasn’t so sure their viewers would appreciate them dealing with a man who called a significant portion of America’s Hispanic population rapists and criminals. (Comments on Univision’s Facebook page thank them for breaking the contract, calling Trump racist and ignorant, and expressing respect for Univision’s decision.)
Clearly, Trump isn’t used to hearing ‘You’re fired’ instead of saying it himself, though — he couldn’t leave it at that.
Friday evening, he shared a letter on his Facebook page. Addressed to the CEO and President of Univision, the letter orders all Univision employees off of Trump’s Miami resort, emphasizing that they are banned from the golf course specifically as well as the premises in general.
In a postscript, Trump asks the Univision President to contact the Mexican government and tell them that Trump congratulates them on lucrative trade deals with the U.S. — and to assure said government that if Trump takes office, there will be no more trade deals, and the border will be firmly closed.
Univision has not publicly expressed whether they’ve made any efforts to serve as Trump’s ambassador to the Mexican government (Most likely no, though.) They also haven’t mentioned whether they’re worried about the likelihood of the man becoming president. (Likely no on that one too.) All in all, the company has been pretty quiet and professional about the whole thing. Meanwhile, Donald Trump rages — and announces he’s taking his golf course and going home.