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How Donald Trump's Political Campaign Hurt His Business Career

Donald Trump's penchant for bombastic comments works a lot better on the campaign trail than in the corporate world.

By Ben Lawson | December 17, 2015

Here's how Donald Trump's political campaign has hurt his business career. 

"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. ... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists," said Donald Trump in his announcement speech

NBC and Univision refused to broadcast the Miss USA Pageant after Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants. (Video via Miss Universe Organization)

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Trump owns the Miss Universe Organization. He is currently seeking $500 million in damages from Univision.

NBC also said Trump will have no future involvement in "The Celebrity Apprentice."

Macy's also stopped selling its Donald Trump line of menswear after his announcement speech. 

Then, there was more fallout from this:

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on," Trump said. 

Lifestyle, a major Dubai retailer, stopped selling Trump's line of home decor in 195 of its locations. 

Other business leaders in the Middle East have also spoken out against Trump. 

"I view him as the biggest enemy of Islam. ... This is what ISIS wants to hear," said real estate mogul Khalaf Al-Habtoor.

Trump was also reportedly close to being chosen to host The Open championship at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland in 2020. 

But that's gone now, according to The Independent

Still, Trump maintains his lead in the polls. Thirty-eight percent of registered Republicans and right-leaning independents support the candidate. 

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