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On June 29, the good and decent management of NBC Universal had had enough of Donald Trump’s mean statements about illegal immigrants. No longer would their network associate with such a cruel, divisive figure:
At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.
To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.
In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Apprentice” on NBC.
All right-thinking people applauded NBC’s brave choice of principle over grubby commerce. But today, three months later:
The GOP presidential frontrunner and real estate magnate will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” on November 7, the show announced Tuesday.
Add the SNL gig to the viral Trump appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and NBC might be third only to Fox News and CNN for promoting The Donald’s candidacy. After all, grubby commerce pays the bills.