Donald Trump’s recent comments on illegal immigrants during his initial speech as he seeks the presidency in the Republican Party went far beyond the walls of the room he was standing in. It was reported by Fox News Saturday that an increasingly bitter feud is escalating between Spanish-language media titan Univision and the GOP presidential hopeful. He has gone so far as to ban Univision employees from playing any of his Florida golf courses.
Fox News released a letter Trump sent to the CEO/President of Univision Communications Inc., Randy Flaco, on Saturday. “Dear Randy, Please be advised that under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami, its golf courses or any of its facilities.”
‘The Donald’ also declared he was going to seal the border between the Trump greens and Univision’s office nearby. Is the word vindictive now a steady use of a way to describe the presidential hopeful? He continued in his letter, “Also, please immediately stop work and close the gate which is being constructed between our respective properties. If this is not done within one week, we will close it.”
He concluded the amazing correspondence with “Please congratulate your Mexican government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States. However, inform them that should I become president, those days are over. We are bringing jobs back to the U.S. Also, a meaningful border will be immediately created, not the laughingstock that currently exists.”
After Univision was able to inspect the contents of the letter, a spokesman said on Politico’s media blog its staffers had been banned from staying at any Trump properties “while on company business,” and from holding events or activities there. Vindictive is the correct word in spades.
The acrimony all started when Univision announced it would cut ties with Trump’s Miss Universe Organization and won’t air its planned Miss USA simulcast. The reason provided were remarks Trump made about Mexico in his presidential candidacy announcement. In turn, Trump has retaliated by promising a lawsuit over the five-year contract Univision signed to co-host the pageant.
The feud has gone so far on the media front that Univision’s president posted a picture comparing Trump to Charleston, S.C., race-hate shooter Dylann Roof, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Now who’s being vindictive? The executive later apologized. Trump predictably refused to accept, Fox News reports.
On Friday, Trump had also posted on Instagram a hand-written letter apparently from Univision’s top anchor, Jorge Ramos. Back to the vindictiveness as Trump later posted Ramos’ personal cell phone number, Fox reports.