Did Ramos not understand the rules of the road on how this type of question and answer sessions are held at a press conference? He has been in the business a long time. From the looks of the session, he was very aggressive in his approach! Was he trying to take over the microphone in his approach?
Wednesday August 26, 2015
Donald Trump Kicks Univision Anchor Out of Event
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 07:31 PM
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a Donald Trump event on Tuesday when he tried to ask the GOP presidential candidate a question.
Ramos, who accused Trump on CNN last night of “spreading hate” over his controversial remarks on immigration, was immediately removed by security from the early evening press conference in Dubuque, Iowa.
“Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called!” Trump said. “Sit down. Sit down. Sit down!”
“No you don’t. Go back to Univision,” Trump said when Ramos protested that he had “the right to ask a question.”
“I don’t believe I ever met him, except he started screaming and I didn’t escort him out, you’ll have to talk to security,” Trump said later, when another reporter asked about Ramos’ removal. “Certainly he wasn’t chosen. I chose you and you’re asking me questions. He just stands up and starts screaming so, you know, maybe he’s at fault also.”
“You can’t just stand up and scream,” he told another reporter. “He’s obviously a very emotional person. So I have no problem with it.”
Ramos eventfully returned to the room and confronted Trump directly about his immigration policy and his use of the term “anchor babies.” “How is he going to deport 11 million people? By bus? By plane?” Ramos asked on CNN yesterday. “Is he going to bring the army to do that? Can you imagine the human rights violations that would create?”
“I have a bigger heart than you do,” Trump insisted, referring to his plan for controlling immigrants arriving in the United States illegally. He then said that Ramos used the term “illegal immigrants.” When the journalist denied using the term said, “Well you should use it. That’s what they are, ‘illegal immigrants.'”
The press conference followed a rally that draw about 3,000 people.
Trump sued Univision in July after the network dropped its coverage of Miss USA and Miss Universe, two pageants owned by the real estate mogul. The Trump Organization said the Univision decision was a “politically motivated attempt” to suppress his freedom of speech.
Univision cited comments that Trump made about Mexican immigrants in his campaign announcement speech in June. When his lawsuit was filed, a Univision spokeswoman said, that their “decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve.”
This is Trump’s second major fight with a journalist today. He attacked Megyn Kelly in a tweet after Fox News Channel chief Roger Ailes urged him to apologize for criticizing the “Kelly File” anchor.
Ailes needs to rethink the whole story from start to finish – all we want is a fair debate with the same questions given to all participants and not this pick and choose debacle.