Donald Trump Critics Petition NBC to Fire Presidential Candidate

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Critics of Donald Trump would like NBC to say two magic, well-known words to the 2016 Presidential candidate:

YOU'RE FIRED!

Donald Trump is an Idiot

[UPDATE: NBC has heeded this call and fired Trump.]

In light of Trump's controversial comments regarding immigrants during his Presidential announcement press conference this month, a petition is going around at Change.org.

Signed by over 175,000 people, it asks NBC to cut ties with Miss USA, Miss Universe and Celebrity Apprentice.

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," Trump said at the press conference.

"They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists."

Really. A candidate for President of the United States said this.

In response, Univision has pulled out of airing the Miss USA Pageant, though Trump has threatened the network with a lawsuit if they stick to this plan of action.

NBC, meanwhile, has issued a statement that distances itself from Trump's world view... but this is not enough, according to those who signed the petition.

They are urging NBC to sever ties in every way, shape and form with Trump.

"He needs to be shown that his behavior belongs in the past before the civil rights movement," the online document reads.

"It is time for him and people like him, to join this century and work for this country, not against it. A large part of your audience is Hispanic and we watch NBC, NBC News, and Telemundo.

"How about looking out for us?"

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