NEW YORK — A TV company backed by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim says it will scrap a project it was developing with real estate mogul Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants.
Ora TV is the latest company to cut ties with the billionaire after remarks he made in his recent presidential campaign kickoff speech that some Mexican immigrants bring drugs and crime to the country and are rapists.
NBC, Spanish-language network Univision and Mexican media giant Televisa have also said they would no longer be doing business with Trump.
Ora TV on Tuesday did give any details about the project it had been developing with Trump. Slim holds a majority interest in Ora TV, which produces shows including ‘‘Larry King Now’’ and ‘‘Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura.’’