Cheryl Burke Slams Donald Trump, Resigns as Miss USA Host

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Cheryl Burke is the latest star to come out against Donald Trump.

The former Dancing with the Stars professional has resigned as host of the 2015 Miss USA Pageant, a day after NBC officially severed ties with the event's owner, Donald Trump.

An actual candidate for President in 2016, Trump has come under fire for saying some seriously racist stuff about Mexicans and other immigrants.

Cheryl Burke Photograph

Said Burke in a statement announcing her decision:

"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.

"Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA.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."

Burke was scheduled to emcee the ceremony alongside Thomas Roberts of MSNBC.

Roselyn Sanchez and Cristián de la Fuente, meanwhile, have also dropped out as co-hosts of the Spanish simulcast of Miss USA.

The pageant was scheduled for July 12 and contestants are now rallying to have NBC air it after all.

Trump is one of the owners of the Miss Universe Organization, which oversees Miss Universe, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA.

In response to NBC deciding not to air his property, Trump has labeled the network weak and lame.

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