In Donald Trump's rambling and inane presidential candidacy speech, there was one rambling and inane tangent that stood out.

It was about America's border relations with Mexico. "When do we beat Mexico at the border?" Trump wondered from his American flag-draped perch in Trump Tower. "They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems to us. They're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

And while such statements aren't eye-popping enough to get a presidential hopeful booted out of the clown car (this is America, after all) they are strong enough to make a massive television conglomerate recoil in disgust. Or, if not disgust, fear of diminished profits by association.

Here's NBC's statement, confirming the network's decision to dump Trump's Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants—Spanish-language broadcaster Univision jumped ship last week—and pull him from The Apprentice (although the show will stay on the air, and Trump insists that "Long ago I told NBC that I would not be doing The Apprentice because I am running for President"):

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.

The Miss USA pageant was scheduled to air live on July 12th—the pageant's 12th airing on NBC under a $13.5 million contract with Trump's Miss Universe organization, according to Hollywood Reporter.

Mr. Trump, ever brash, responded not with an apology, but with a verbal attack, posted simultaneously to Twitter and Instagram with official letterhead. According to the statement, Trump "stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate." And, for good measure, "NBC is weak, and like everybody else trying to be politically correct—that is why our country is in serious trouble."

Statement on Relationship with NBC-

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Trump also assured NBC that he will take the Miss Universe/Miss USA contract breach to court. Which, according to at least one MSNBC personality, is a laughable proposition.

At a press event in Chicago this afternoon, Trump held firm. "As far as ending the relationship, I have to do that because my view on immigration is much different than the people at NBC," he said.