Trump Responds to Univision Snub With Illegal Discrimination

Donald Trump has faced a serious backlash after declaring that Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals. Univision announced that it would no longer air Trump’s Miss USA pageant, so Trump retaliated by declaring that no Univision employee may use his golf course in Miami. He may well have violated the law with that move.

Reality star Donald Trump continued his feud with Univision on Friday, telling the broadcaster’s CEO that no company employee would be admitted inside the Miami golf course and resort Trump owns, Politico reported.

“Under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,” Trump wrote in a letter to Univision head Randy Falco. “Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties. If this is not done within one week, we will close it.”

The letter was released a day after the network announced it would no longer broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is run by Trump’s organization of the same name, citing Trump’s anti-immigrant comments during his campaign launch event earlier this month. Univision said in a statement that it was cutting all ties with the real estate mogul.

Both state and federal law forbids discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of race and ethnicity. He might be able to argue that he isn’t discriminating on the basis of them being Latino, but given his record of saying blatantly racist things about them, that may well not fly. And insulting Latinos in Miami? Probably not the smartest career move, especially for someone running for president. But Trump really does think that he can do anything he wants. Thus this statement:

“Please congratulate your Mexican Government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States,” Trump wrote. “However, inform them that should I become President, those days are over.”

Uh, Don…you do realize that the president doesn’t get to make that decision, right? We signed a treaty. The president doesn’t get to decide on his own to withdraw from it.

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  • tubi

    We signed a treaty. The president doesn’t get to decide on his own to withdraw from it.

    Well, we also signed a treaty banning the use of torture…

  • StevoR

    Trump really does think that he can do anything he wants.

    How has that worked out for him so far? A bankruptcy or three or something like that? Plus being widely and accurately derided as an absolute joke. I look forward to seeing Trump’s face and tears when he is forced out of the Rethugliklan race -I expect earlier rather than later. (Sorry Ed but I’m sure you and the rest of us will get a lot of laughs out of it whilst it lasts -and afterwards too!)

    Also not a smart move for someone running a business I’d imagine. Wonder how many Mexican guests will now boycott and staff will now quit his hotels, casino’s etc ..

  • StevoR

    I would say the consequences of Trump’s bigotry blurted out as political vomitus filled eructation at top volume would prove hair -rising for Trump – but well ,, Trump!

  • dingojack

    Vote Trump/Roadkill Stapled to His Head as Great Grand and Glorious Pooh-bahs of the Right Regal Fiefdom of Trump*, 2016!

    @@

    Dingo

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    * To be rebranded from ‘United States of America’, Day 2 of the Glittering Perpetual Reign of Donald the First (9 November 2016)

  • doublereed

    I didn’t know that much about Trump, frankly. Was he well known as such a bigot against immigrants, mexicans, and latinos before? It’s really shocking.

  • MikeMa

    The Donald isn’t the only (non) contender for the GOP nomination who thinks being president confers dictatorial powers. The Huckster will be setting up nativity displays at the white house when he is elected.

    In both cases Trump and Huckabee show the complete ignorance and disdain they hold for our constitution. Well and truly leaders in the GOP race to the bottom.

  • lldayo

    “Under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,”

    “But say I want to get one of those little sandwiches I like so much.”

    “Forget it! You can’t even look at the dead animal on Trump’s head, that’s how serious this is!”

  • D. C. Sessions

    In his shoes I wouldn’t worry — the fines or settlements will be cheap and the PR with the right wing will be worth it. Especially since Trump’s stockholders and creditors will be paying for it.

  • grumpyoldfart

    Americans make me laugh. The more seriously they take themselves the funnier they look.

  • The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

    “Please congratulate your Mexican Government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States,”

    Plus the guy he’s telling to congratulate “his” Mexican government was born in The Bronx.

  • Trebuchet

    @7:

    “Forget it! You can’t even look at the dead animal on Trump’s head, that’s how serious this is!”

    You’ve got it backward. The squirrel is alive. It’s Trump’s brain that’s dead.

  • Donnie

    MikeMa says

    June 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

    The Huckster will be setting up nativity displays at the white house when he is elected.

    There has always a nativity display setup in the White House East Wing, in the East room during the holidays. At least, always as in from 2007 to Present. Remember the whole right wing meme about there being a ‘Muslim prayer rug’ in the White House which has been around since Reagan? There is an alcove behind that curtain and a nativity scene is setup during the Holidays. The East Wing of the White House is the President’s and First Family’s personal residence and where most public ceremonies occur including the public tours.

  • MikeMa

    @Donnie #12

    Yeah, I actually like the tree lighting. Huckabee’s idea would be to remove those horrible rainbow lights and replace them with jesus to the exclusion of all other religious or partisan displays. I really don’t think it matters what Huck wants to do though as his only chance of entering the White House will be as a tour participant.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    …but as long as he lets Univision employees use his bathroom, we can’t call him racist, amirite?

  • Synfandel

    The forehead squirrel hides his brain slug.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Trump is such a dumbass. Hasn’t he read the right-wing playbook? The correct thing to do when you get caught saying something outrageously bigoted is to cast yourself as the victim of a bunch of intolerant PC aggressors. Then wail in your own persecution and solemnly mourn the loss of free speech in this country. Retaliating against Univision only reminds people that you were the asshole all along.

  • Doug Little

    Wasn’t one of the big things to come out of the last election for the Repub’s was the fact that they need to court Latinos to win the next election? If there is any sign that Trump is not serious, and I’m sure there are a few, and is just running interference for the other candidates this little feud with Mexico is it.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    NBC has dropped Trump now too. Guess they can’t use his golf course either.

    HA ha.