Miss USA Contestants Dismiss Trump Comments

Controversy continues to surround presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments painting Mexican immigrants as criminals, but the women taking part in the upcoming Miss USA pageant Trump co-owns say the show must go on. Several Hispanic candidates and one immigrant from Albania taking part in the contest sat down with The Associated Press to discuss the pageant and Trump's comments. They said everyone has a right to their opinions but distanced themselves from his comments on immigrants, said they're proud of their roots and hoped the upcoming pageant would shed light on the contributions of immigrants. Trump, a real estate developer, television personality and now-presidential candidate, co-owns Miss Universe which produces the Miss USA pageant. The Miss USA pageant is scheduled to take place on July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.