Businessman and now Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump caused quite a furore when he announced his candidacy a few weeks ago. His speech contained several derogatory comments about Mexicans:
“They’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some I assume are good people, but I speak to border guards, and they tell us what we are getting,” Trump said, among other comments.
The fallout has been ongoing – with several business partners, including NBC, taking the chance to tell the Trump that “he’s fired!” – an ironic use of the line he was so happy to tell contestants in his business-oriented reality show The Apprentice.
Media companies NBC, Univision, Ora TV, Televisa, and department store Macy’s are among those companies to cut all ties with Trump, and several individuals have also refused to participate in his pageant.
The latest person to enter the fray is Pauline Vega, the reigning Miss Universe – the beauty pageant is owned by Trump – who called his comments “hurtful and unfair”.
That catchphrase must be ringing in his ears.