Republican presidential hopeful and real estate mogul Donald Trump lashed out on Tuesday at a journalist of Spanish-speaking Univision TV Channel, telling the media man to “go back to Univision.”
In a face-off in Iowa, Trump himself showcased how he deals with someone he does not like, especially when someone does not go by the rules. During the press conference, news anchor Jorge Ramos stood up and went over to Trump and asked him about his immigration plan.
Trump retorted: “Sit down. You weren’t called. Sit down, sit down.” The exchange continued and Ramos replied, saying, “I have the right to ask a question.”
But Trump was resilient, especially behind cameras. And so he said, “No, you don’t. You haven’t been called. Go back to Univision.”
Of course, being a journalist, Ramos stood his ground and attempted to say something but Trump was quick in giving signals to his bodyguards who went close to them and escorted Ramos out of the room.
‘I did not escort him out’
Later, when Trump was asked by a reporter about the exchange earlier, Trump may be correct when he answered, “I don’t really know much about him. I didn’t escort him out. Whoever security is escorted [sic] him out.”
“Somebody just walked him out, I don’t know where he is, I don’t even mind if he comes back, frankly. He’s obviously a very emotional person,” Trump added.
But Ramos was not done with Trump as he came back to the conference and engaged the presidential contender in a debate.
“Your immigration plan is full of empty promise. You cannot deport 11 million people. You cannot deny citizenship to the children. You cannot—”
Trump stopped him and argued as quoted, “Why do you say that? Excuse me, no, no. A lot of people think that’s not right, that an act of Congress can do that.”
For a couple of times, Trump prevailed in interrupting Ramos and continued saying, “Some of the greatest legal scholars, and I know some of those television scholars agree with you.” The topic now centered on birth citizenship.
Trump earned approval of the conservative base of Republicans and the ire of Democrats, immigrant advocates and moderates and of course, the Hispanics. Trump proposed as part of his platform the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants and constructing a 1900-mile wall separating Mexico from the United States.
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