Update: On June 29, NBC ended its contract with Donald Trump, while Univision denied any claims it apologized to Trump for any matters. On the following day, Trump published a letter summarizing a $500 million lawsuit against Univision. On July 1, Macy's announced its discontinuation of Trump's menswear line from its stores.
Donald Trump just wrote a hilariously inappropriate letter to the CEO of Univision, Randy Falco, instructing him to personally ensure no Univision employees golf on a course owned by Trump in Florida:
NEW: Exclusive: Donald Trump sends letter to Univision CEO Randy Falco: http://t.co/xYfZ5XuRsc - @JTSantucci pic.twitter.com/BRsorNjBgC— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 26, 2015
The letter comes days after Univision dropped the Trump-owned Miss America pageant from the air, because of disparaging statements Trump made about Mexicans.
The primary section of the letter is written in a more procedural tone — it's the postscript where Donald's bombast shines. The Republican presidential candidate asks Falco to congratulate "Mexican Government officials" before stating his plans to establish a "meaningful border." Trump also states that jobs that have been lost in the United States will be brought back, which could be a problem for him if he ever becomes president: Companies usually establish themselves by free market choice, not by government mandate.
Trump's comments about Mexican reach far and wide
One Mexican artist created a life-size piñata to symbolize negative reactions to Trump's statements about Mexican migration. Reuters interviewed the piñata's creator, Dalton Ramirez, who said it was the one "everyone wants to break."
On Saturday, as smoke billowed from an unrelated fire at the Trump Tower in New York, Trump tweeted that US officials should "be brutal" in the face of "unfair" trade deals, specifically with Mexico:
At least 1 injured in fire at NYC's Trump Tower http://t.co/IpARxwNPxm pic.twitter.com/vRwfX16S30— NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) June 27, 2015
When somebody challenges you unfairly, fight back - be brutal, be tough - don't take it. It is always important to WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2015
When you are in a war, or even a battle, losing is not an option!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2015
Only very stupid people think that the United States is making good trade deals with Mexico.Mexico is killing us at the border and at trade!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2015
The leader and negotiators representing Mexico are far smarter and more cunning than the leader and negotiators representing the U.S.!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2015
Hispanic advocacy groups called for NBC to end ties with Trump, CNN's Brian Stelter reported, adding that NBC is "reviewing its contracts" with the candidate.