Donald Trump has officially lost his mind

Donald Trump appears at a  2011 political event in Washington D.C. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons)

Donald Trump appears at a 2011 political event in Washington D.C. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr Creative Commons)

Donald Trump, the billionaire Republican presidential hopeful who made controversial remarks about Mexican nationals during a campaign speech last week, has banned employees of the Spanish-language television network Univision from entering his Miami-based resort.

In a letter sent to Univision chief executive Randy Falco, Trump ordered the network’s employees to stay away from his Trump National Doral resort in Florida and requested the company stop construction near his property.

The move came one day after Univision said they would no longer go through with plans to air Trump’s Miss USA pageant on a sister channel, UniMas, next month. The decision came after Trump made ill-received comments about Mexican nationals during a campaign speech in which the presidential contender accused Mexicans of “bringing drugs” and “crime” into the United States.

“At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country,” Univision said in a statement.

The letter sent to Univision by Trump was first reported by ABC News on Friday. In an interview with ABC, Trump downplayed his comments, saying they had been erroneously perceived as an attack on Mexicans.

“I didn’t say it about Mexico,” Trump told ABC. “I said people from all over.”

Trump has announced plans to sue Univision “for a tremendous amount of money” over the network’s decision to drop the pageant. Miss USA is co-owned by Trump and NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast.

Trump ended his letter to Univision with a threat disguised as a political promise.

“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.”

Univision, one of America’s largest and most-watched over-the-air television networks, is based in the United States, not Mexico.

ABC News: Trump bans Univision employees from properties

  • Carol Alfonso

    Usually Univision gets almost everything from Mexican cousin Televisa TV, but had Donald Trump forgot that his best friend “Power Ranger” Haim Saban (Israeli by the way!) works as Chairman of Univision/Saban Brands? Obviously he’s jealous because the #GOP has had been banned from the Spanish Network! “Go Go Figure Rangers…”

  • Macy’s Mom

    And yesterday in a fit of desperation Rance Priebus had a “hug-in” with Trump that was pathetically displayed on television. This was SO embarassing. If he was trying to prove to the world that the Republicans really are in agreement with their obviously mentally ill presidential candidate this demonstration failed miserably. This came about following the disclosure that even Trump’s supporters are finally realizing that their candidate is NOT fit to become president because of his gross bizarre behavior which he demonstrates on television on an almost hourly basis. And, one has to only look at Trump’s diminishing poll numbers to know that he is losing the presidency BIG TIME.