Cheryl Burke has officially been replaced as co-host of the Miss USA pageant by former Miss Wisconsin Alex Wehrley.
Cheryl Burke announced that she was leaving the pageant shortly after Donald Trump’s now infamous comments on illegal immigrants.
As a co-host, Cheryl Burke was only one of most of the people who were hosting, judging, or performing at the Miss USA pageant who dropped out.
In a statement posted to her social media accounts, Cheryl Burke outlined her reasons for leaving the pageant.
Cheryl Burke’s statement said, in part, “In light of the recent statements made by Donald Trump and the subsequent decision by NBC to cut ties with Mr. Trump, I cannot in good conscience move forward with participating in this year’s Miss USA Pageant as its co-host.”
In case you’ve been under a rock, Donald Trump’s statement that sent the Miss USA world crashing down and sent Cheryl Burke packing was, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best.”
He added, “They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
Well, the show must, and will, go one without Cheryl Burke. Fans of the Miss USA pageant will be very pleased.
What do you think of Cheryl Burke’s replacement, former Miss Wisconsin Alex Wehrley? Will you be watching the pageant?