NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump, star of the network's hit reality show "Celebrity Apprentice," the New York Times reports.
Trump's abrupt ouster follows popular outrage at the Republican presidential candidate's assertion earlier this month that Mexicans who immigrate to the United States are criminals and "rapists."
In a Chicago press conference on Monday, Trump explains he's choosing to leave NBC to focus on his White House bid. The perennial presidential contender maintains to reporters that his disparaging remarks about Mexican Americans "happen to be correct."
Detractors of Trump on Twitter wasted no time in celebrating the firing of America's most pink slip-happy CEO. The casino mogul is famous for gleefully announcing to contestants on his show, "You're fired!" -- usually at least once an episode.
What follows are some of the Internet's wittiest offerings on NBC's decision to part ways with its erstwhile employee:
How many ways/times can we (the media) use "you're fired" in the Donald Trump story? It should be a drinking game 🍺🍹🍷— Lauren Hills (@Lauren Hills) 1435606273.0
could donald trump unionize— Trudeau Googles (@Trudeau Googles) 1435605274.0
You don't mess with Mexicans Trump http://t.co/7l8ovnNYcT— Daniela Robles (@Daniela Robles) 1435605368.0
Hey...I got an idea. Someone should tell Trump he's (wait for it)...FIRED. Surely no one's thought of that, right?!— Suge Night Shyamalan ➐ (@Suge Night Shyamalan ➐) 1435604997.0
RT if you were the first to make the "You're Fired, Trump" joke.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) 1435604808.0
It would be both hilarious and appropriate if @nbc hired an immigrant to replace a show in Trump's time slot.— Marc Kelly (@Marc Kelly) 1435604075.0
Donald Trump getting fired by NBC is hilarious. #ironic #dontyouthink— Kelly☃️🎄29 Days🎅🏻🤶🏻 (@Kelly☃️🎄29 Days🎅🏻🤶🏻) 1435603358.0
Watch Donald Trump announce he's leaving NBC voluntarily to run for president. Do you believe him?