Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trump Tosses Univision's Jorge Ramos Out of Press Conference

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Donald Trump continued his feud with the Latino news channel Univision in Dubuque, Iowa, when he decided to toss a persistent Jorge Ramos out of his presser for asking about the immigration issue. Trump basically just said "You're Fired," and had his bodyguard escort Ramos out of the room. To add insult to injury, Ramos was then insulted by a Trump supporter in the hallway of the building - luckily caught on tape by Univision.

Will this hurt Trump? Probably not in the short term, but for the 2016 election? How much crap do they think Latino voters are going to take? And why should they EVER vote Republican again?

Please proceed, Mr. Trump and your racist fans. Kill your party.

From CNN
"Go back to Univision," Trump told Ramos early in their first back-and-forth. Ramos had attempted to engage with Trump on his positions, though he had not been called upon, standing and lobbing concerns about Trump's plan at the candidate.
"Sit down. Sit down. Sit down," Trump said.

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From the New York Times
“Don’t touch me, sir. Don’t touch me,” Mr. Ramos said, as he was marched out of the room. “I have the right to ask a question.”
Mr. Ramos was eventually allowed to return. But for the Spanish-language press, which has grown in size and influence in politics, the tense exchange was a highly public flexing of muscle against a candidate who many outlets no longer pretend to cover objectively: They are offended by Mr. Trump’s words and tactics — and they are showing it.
. . . In addition to his comments calling Mexican immigrants drug dealers and rapists, Mr. Trump’s immigration plan — which includes erecting a wall along the southern border and ending birthright citizenship — has earned the ire of many Hispanics, who are expected to be a critical voting bloc in 2016.
Univision severed ties with the Miss Universe Organization, of which Mr. Trump is a part owner, because of his offensive comments about Mexican immigrants. Mr. Trump is now suing the network for $500 million.

From Think Progress
Soon after Donald Trump ejected the Spanish media Univision journalist Jorge Ramos from a press conference for asking questions about immigration on Tuesday night, a man told Ramos to “get out of my country.”
“You were very rude — this is not about you,” the unidentified man says, confronting Ramos outside the press conference, in video footage uploaded to the Univision‘s website.
“Get out of my country. Get out–”
“This is my country — I’m a U.S. citizen too,” Ramos quipped.
“Well, whatever. Univision-whatever. It’s not about you,” the man shot back, before an uniformed individual separated the two.

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