Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed this week that he would sue Univision after the network said it would not broadcast his Miss USA pageant over recent comments about Mexican immigrants.
At his campaign announcement in New York earlier this month, Trump said that the U.S. had become “a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” the candidate opined. “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.”
On Wednesday, Univision condemned Trump’s remarks and announced that the network was ending its relationship with him.
“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,” a Univision statement said.
Trump responded on Wednesday by telling Fox News that he stood by his remarks about Mexicans, and he promised to sue Univision for breach of contract.
“That’s what’s happening!” he insisted to Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. “Do you think they’re sending their best and their finest over here?”
“Of course, they are criminals in many cases. Why would I change that statement?” Trump asked. “Ask the border guards who’s pouring in, and believe me, you won’t be happy when you find out. And by the way, that’s common sense. It’s common sense who is coming.”
The Republican billionaire added that he never called all Mexicans rapists and criminals: “I didn’t say it.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ The Real Story, broadcast June 25, 2015.