Cheryl Burke Quits Miss USA Pageant As Co-Host — READ STATEMENT

Cheryl Burke has just quit the Miss USA pageant – she announced on Tuesday that she is stepping down.

Burke says in a statement:

“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. Effective today I have withdrawn from my duties with Miss USA. Although I will not be there in person, I wish all of the contestants much luck as I know how hard they’ve all been working over the last year to try and realize their dreams.”

Burke was scheduled to emcee alongside Thomas Roberts of MSNBC.