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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

Cárdenas Applauds Univision, Comcast-NBCUniversal Respect For Immigrant Communities

Jun 30, 2015
Press Release
U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) today released a statement, following remarks made by Republican Presidential candidate Donald John Trump and responses from Univision and NBCUniversal, including decisions by those networks not to broadcast Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.

Cárdenas Applauds Univision, Comcast-NBCUniversal Respect For Immigrant Communities

 

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) today released a statement, following remarks made by Republican Presidential candidate Donald John Trump and responses from Univision and NBCUniversal, including decisions by those networks not to broadcast Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.

“Our nation is a rich, diverse tapestry of human beings, many of whom are minorities, all of whom deserve simple, human respect,” said Cárdenas. “We are not just constituents, we are not just workers, we are also consumers. Donald Trump might have gotten away with disrespecting Latino men and women in another era. Today, however, companies nationwide realize that racism isn’t just immoral and insulting, it’s bad business. I applaud NBCUniversal and Univision for distancing themselves from these disgraceful remarks.”

In a recent statement, NBCUniversal said, “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”

NBCUniversal’s statement followed remarks by Trump that “Mexican” immigrants were “rapists.” Univision has made similar commitments.

 

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