Jeannie Mai became the fifth co-host to drop out of Donald Trump’s Miss USA, saying that the real estate mogul’s involvement with the pageant is a deal breaker.
“At the time I made my decision to remain part of the Miss USA pageant, I was under the impression that Mr. Trump would no longer be involved in the production of the show in any capacity what so ever,” wrote “The Real” co-host on Instagram.
“In addition, given Mr. Trump’s ongoing antics, including his most recent episode today with the current Miss Universe, it is clear that Mr. Trump’s actions have and will continue to distract focus away from the real stars of the show – the women involved in the pageant.”
She added how terrible she feels that the competitors in the pageant have become a sideshow: “I feel terrible that the women competing this year have fallen victim to current events.”
Mai joins Thomas Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Roselyn Sanchez and Cristian de la Fuente as co-hosts who’ve dropped out of the pageant.