In an open letter and petition on change.org, Guillermo Castaneda, a mental health counselor, asked NBC to cancel Donald Trump’s programs. As of Monday, Castaneda’s petition received more than 218,000 signatures. A separate petition on Moveon.org asked Macy’s to cut ties with Trump. As of Monday, this petition has more than 720,000 signatures. During Trump’s recent presidential candidate speech, he said Mexican immigrants are “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume are good people.” NBC cut ties with Trump on Monday. The network will not air the annual “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants. Trump will also not be part of “The Apprentice.” Spanish language network Univision also cut ties with Trump recently. Mexico will boycott the Miss Universe pageant. Trump tweeted on Tuesday, “I love the Mexican people, but Mexico is not our friend. They’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on jobs and trade. FIGHT!” Castaneda, 39, moved from Mexico City to El Paso 20 years ago. He’s earned two Bachelor’s degrees and a Master’s degree from the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP). He told the El Paso Times he wasn’t anything Trump talked about in his speech.
I initially heard of the petition via Facebook. I’m happy to say I signed it on Sunday. The El Paso Times reported Castaneda began his petition on change.org last Friday.