- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The organization that selects Miss Mexico may pull out of the Miss Universe pageant after negative comments made by Donald Trump about illegal immigration last week.

In announcing his Republican bid for the White House, Mr. Trump ranted about illegal immigration, saying, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … 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.”

Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, national director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico, said she is considering withdrawing the country’s contestant from Mr. Trump’s pageant because “in this moment, I feel that our representative’s integrity and dignity is at risk,” she told Mexican broadcaster Radio Channel, a local NBC affiliate Donald-Trump-Remarks-309445101.html” target=”_blank”>reported.

Ms. Jones said Mr. Trump’s remarks about building “a great, great wall” on the Mexican border and making the country pay for it were insulting and misleading. Most immigrants enter the U.S. in search of better lives for themselves and their families, she said, the New York Daily News reported.

Neither Mr. Trump nor Wendy Esparza, the 23-year-old journalist who holds the Miss Mexico 2015 title, have commented on the situation.

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