Trump: Univision Is Conspiring With Mexico
He plans to sue for 'hundreds of millions'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2015 4:15 AM CDT
Donald Trump, left, and Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady pose onstage after Brady won the 2013 Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Jeff Bottari, File)
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(Newser) – The Donald Trump-Univision spat looks like it could outlast the Donald Trump 2016 campaign. Trump's lawyer says his client plans to sue the network for "hundreds of millions" over its decision to drop the Miss USA pageant, reports Reuters. "We intend to pursue all legal rights and remedies available to Mr. Trump pursuant to the terms of the license agreement, as well as a defamation case against Univision," says the lawyer. Trump part-owns the pageant, and Univision says it decided to cut its ties with him and his organization after he claimed Mexico was sending criminals and rapists to the US.

Trump, who says Univision has no right to terminate the Miss USA contract, tells Politico that he believes the network is kowtowing to the Mexican government. "The government of Mexico and the lobbyists and the special interests have put tremendous pressure on Univision, a company that is very subservient to Mexico, to get Trump to stop exposing the terrible situation at the border and the terrible trade deals that are being made by the United States to the benefit of Mexico," he says, referring to himself in the third person. Any "normal politician," especially Jeb Bush, would have folded under the pressure by now, Trump says. (Trump also has a beef with a famous Canadian.)