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Mexico media giant Televisa pulls the plug on Miss Universe broadcasts over Trump's remarks

06/29/2015 09:50 EDT | Updated 06/29/2016 05:59 EDT
MEXICO CITY - Mexican media giant Televisa says it will no longer broadcast the Miss Universe Pageant or engage any other communication project with Donald Trump.

Televisa says its decision comes in the wake of "disrespectful" remarks by Trump that the company says offended the entire Mexican population.

During his presidential kickoff speech, Trump said Mexican immigrants are "bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists and some, I assume, are good people." He advocated building a wall along the United States' southern border.

Televisa said in a statement Monday night that it "strongly rejects all forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia."

Trump did not respond immediately to the decision by Televisa, one of the largest commercial television groups in the Western Hemisphere. NBC also ended its relationship with Trump on Monday.