As reported by news media outlets today, NBCUniversal has announced that they are no longer doing business with republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. From the press release:
“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.
Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump. To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.
In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Apprentice” on NBC.
“Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.“
Last month at our Clairemont Democratic Club meeting, we had a healthy discussion on the topic of supporting businesses that exemplify democratic values. Kudos to NBCUniversal for standing up for those values we believe in.
On that note, here is a page from The Gaily Grind on which of those commercial brands celebrated the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.