Mark Linnhoefer – During a press conference preceding a rally in Dubuque, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos – admired by the Hispanic community – got into two altercations with Donald Trump, and was at one point removed from the room by a security guard.
The bad blood between Trump and Univision is not new – at the end of June Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against the network when it decided to not air the Miss USA pageant that is co-owned by the real-estate billionaire. Univision dropped the show because of the highly questionable remarks Trump made when talking about Mexican immigrants, claiming that “they’re bringing the crime” to the US and that “they’re rapists”. The real-estate mogul says that this action is nothing but a “thinly veiled attempt” to undermine his free speech. The network has responded to the lawsuit by saying that “it is both factually false and legally ridiculous”. NBC has joined Univision and dropped both the Miss Universe and the Miss USA pageant from their program.
Trump referred to this lawsuit during the latter of the two squabbles with Ramos.
The first of these consisted of Ramos trying to confront the presidential candidate on his policies without having been invited to speak, which Trump eloquently rebutted by saying “Go back to Univision” and repeating the words “Sit down” until the Univision anchor was escorted out of the room by a security guard. Trump said that he would have answered Ramos’ questions in two seconds and he would not mind if the anchor – whom Trump calls “a very emotional man” – returned to ask again more politely.
When Ramos came back, the second confrontation ensued. The journalist called Trump out on his plans to deport all 11 million undocumented aliens and refuse automatic citizenship for their US-born babies, saying that they’re completely unrealistic. Trump however claims that his plans are easily implemented and the he “has a bigger heart” than Ramos.
Trump will present his policies on college debt in about a month. So far Trump has crossed many people during his presidential campaign, and now seems more determined to win than ever, saying that “if you lose, what does it all matter?”
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