NBCUniversal, bowing to pressure from Hispanic groups, is severing its business ties to presidential candidate Donald Trump.
As result the Miss USA pageant, scheduled for July 12, will no longer air on the network. Nor will the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled for next January. Both pageants were, until now, jointly owned by NBC and Trump.
Speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Chicago, Trump said he had enjoyed a "great" relationship with NBC but would not back down on his views about immigration. Trump told CNN correspondent Athena Jones that he may sue NBC.
NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, had no comment on the lawsuit possibility. It is unclear whether NBC will seek to sell its stake in the Miss Universe Organization to Trump, or acquire Trump's stake from him, or seek another buyer.
Did Trump overstep his bounds or are presidential candidates unalowed to speak against minority groups?