Now World's No. 2 Rich Guy Spurns Trump

And Mexico won't be sending a contestant to Miss Universe pageant
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2015 1:19 PM CDT
Now World's No. 2 Rich Guy Spurns Trump
Donald Trump smiles before he addresses members of the City Club of Chicago, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Suffice it to say that Latinos don't love Donald Trump: The second richest guy on planet Earth has joined the burgeoning list of Latino-affiliated groups jumping ship in the wake of the candidate's derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants. Carlos Slim announced yesterday that his Ora TV would back out of a program it was working on with Trump companies, reports Reuters, with the billionaire's son-in-law saying that Trump's "statement was totally out of line ... working with someone so closed-minded was not going to work." On the list of the world's richest, Reuters notes that Trump clocks in at No. 405.

Meanwhile, the pile-on continues, with the AP reporting that Mexico's national beauty pageant director confirmed the country won't send a contestant to the Miss Universe contest. Lupita Jones says via her official Twitter account that she was offended and angry "like everyone else" with Trump over his comments referring to Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. Jones was Miss Universe 1991 and runs the Mexico competition. She said Trump damaged the pageant and its tradition of showcasing "friendship, unity, and breaking down cultural barriers." She lauded Mexico's media giant Televisa for deciding not to air the pageant in announcing that Mexico would not participate. (More Donald Trump stories.)

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