Trump Won't Make Money Off Miss USA Pageant Telecast Says Reelz CEO

The Miss USA pageant has been rescued by the Reelz channel. Left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump for his comments on Mexican immigrants, Reelz negotiated a licensing fee with the pageant well below market value for such events. Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement Thursday that the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition." In an interview, Hubbard said the pageant is the issue, not Trump. He said the billionaire won't make any money off the telecast..



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