Lifetime’s show Devious Maids actress Roselyn Sanchez has stepped down for co-hosting the Miss USA pageant. Sanchez, who is Puerto Rican stated the reason for not hosting was because of Donald Trump’s comment during his 2016 presidential bid.
Trump’s quote was “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. 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. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people […] It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably — probably — from the Middle East.”
In response Sanchez said “Although I am not Mexican, I am Puerto Rican and a proud Latina, and his comments were an insult to our culture. I won’t sponsor anything produced by Donald Trump.”