Cheryl Burke and Thomas Roberts have both dropped out as co-hosts of the Miss USA pageant following the controversy with Donald Trump‘s remarks on immigration.
“In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA Pageant as its co-host,” Cheryl said in a statement. “Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams.”
While Thomas has not issued an official statement, an NBC spokesperson has confirmed his exit and he also tweeted about it as well. See below!
Trump just announced that he filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision over the network dropping the telecast.
Nicole Scherzinger shows off her bangin’ bikini body while soaking up the sun on Sunday (June 28) in Mykonos, Greece.
On the same day, the I Can Do That star hid her leopard print bikini under a black cover up while spending time with close friends.
Earlier in the week, Nicole rocked a yellow bikini while enjoying some R&R at Nammos Beach.
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Donald Trump has filed a massive lawsuit against Univision after the television network announced that it will not broadcast the Miss USA pageant.
The pageant was set to air on NBC and Univision on July 12, but both networks have dropped the telecast over Trump‘s recent comments on Mexican immigrants.
The lawsuit was filed in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday and Trump, who is an owner of the Miss Universe Organization, is seeking $500 million.
“Nothing that I stated was different from what I have been saying for many years. I want strong borders, and I do not support or condone illegal immigration. There is a high level of crime occurring in this country due to unchecked illegal immigration. This is a major security issue for the United States,” Trump said in a new statement (via Variety). “Additionally, the terrible trade deals our government is routinely entering into with Mexico are causing great financial harm to our country. We are losing a huge number of jobs, manufacturing opportunities and money due to poorly negotiated trade deals, a fact that undisputable. That won’t happen if I become president— this disturbing trend will end and it will end quickly.”