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Trump bans Univision employees from Miami hotel

Donald Trump has a message to Univision employees amid his ongoing flap with the network: Stay away from my hotel. 

The real estate magnate and GOP presidential candidate penned a letter to Randy Falco, president of Univision Communications, in which he bans the company’s employees from his Trump National Doral hotel in Miami. 

“Under no circumstances is any officer or representative of Univision allowed to use Trump National Doral, Miami — its golf courses or any of its facilities,” Trump wrote. 

{mosads}He also called for Univision to cease construction on its Miami headquarters adjacent to Trump’s hotel. He warned that if the construction isn’t stopped and the gate between the two properties is not closed, “we will close it.” 

The letter comes after Univision decided not to air Trump’s Miss Universe pageant because of remarks he made during his presidential announcement speech that the network believes disparaged Mexicans.

Trump referred to the U.S. as the “dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” and said that Mexico doesn’t send its “best” people across the border as immigrants.

“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said. 

Trump, who also has touted his ability to build a “great wall on our southern border,” further chided Univision in the letter.

“P.S. Please congratulate your Mexican Government officials for having made such outstanding trade deals with the United States,” he wrote.

“However, inform them that should I become President, those days are over. We are bringing jobs back to the U.S. Also, a meaningful border will be immediately created, not the laughingstock that currently exists.”

Trump also said in a statement that he received an apology from Alberto Ciurana, Univision Network’s president of programming and content.

“Apology not accepted. I call for his resignation as president of Univision and Univision should not be allowed to host the Presidential debate. It is a total conflict of interest,” Trump said in a statement. 

This story was updated at 4:42 p.m.

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