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On Wednesday, Trump sarcastically praised Greenblatt as a “very loyal guy” on social media and shared the contents of a letter that he said the NBC head recently sent him about Trump’s Las Vegas hotel.
After going into detail about the staff, amenities and location of the hotel, Greenblatt closed out the correspondence by singling out Trump. “Your generosity means a lot to me and all my friends,” Greenblatt wrote. “I can’t thank you enough.” It’s unclear exactly when the NBC exec sent the letter to Trump and whether it was really from Greenblatt. NBC did not immediately respond to The Hollywood Reporter’s request for confirmation.
NBC announced they were terminating their business relationship with the real estate mogul on Monday. In a statement, NBC cited Trump’s “derogatory statements” about immigrants — in which he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” — and said they would no longer telecast Miss USA and Miss Universe, both of which Trump’s Miss Universe Organization runs. The network also said that Trump would be replaced as the host of Celebrity Apprentice. Trump Productions has also been removed as a producer on the reality series.
In response, Trump issued a statement in which he called the network “weak” and “foolish” and threatened legal action.
His relationship with NBC dates back to 2003 when Miss USA and Miss Universe first aired on the network. The Apprentice debuted two years later.
It is unclear whether Trump plans to take legal action against NBC for pulling Miss USA and Miss Universe from the schedule despite the network’s five-year pact with the Miss Universe organization.
On Tuesday, Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision Communications for violating their contract in the wake of Univision’s decision to pull Miss USA and sever ties with Trump days ahead of NBC.
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