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Aside from the fact that referring to Mexicans as "rapists" who bring their "crime" and "drugs" to the U.S. is racist, inappropriate, unethical and immoral, it's also a less-than-smart comment to make if you'reĀ seeking the presidency, seeing as how Hispanics are one of the country's fastest-growing population groups and emerging as a powerful electorate.

UnivisionĀ responded to the flexing ofĀ that Latino muscle Thursday by canceling the telecast of the Miss USA pageantā€”a franchise partially owned by Donald Trump.Ā 

The real estage mogul put his foot in his mouth once again and made disparaging comments about Mexicans and how they're wreaking havoc in the U.S. when they immigrate to this country.Ā 

"They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists," Trump said last week during a speech announcing his plans to run for president. He then added (as if this made it better), "Some, I assume, are good people."

Univision completely distanced itself from Trump by announcing that it would be severing all business ties with the businessĀ mogul-turned-politico.

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"At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country,"Ā aĀ Univision statement declared. Ā 

"We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization," Univision added.

To add insult to injury, Trump got on TV Thursday and stood by his statements, saying, "Of course I'm standing by the statement."Ā Presumably to cushion the blow, he added that he loved Mexican people.Ā 

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Trump said that he plans to sue Univision because it's contractually obligated to air the Miss USA pageant.

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer atĀ The RootĀ and the founder and executive producer ofĀ Lectures to Beats,Ā a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. FollowĀ Lectures to BeatsĀ onĀ FacebookĀ andĀ Twitter.