Univision Reporter Kicked Out of Trump Event

Jorge Ramos came back for immigration back-and-forth
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2015 12:13 AM CDT
Updated Aug 26, 2015 6:33 AM CDT
Univision Reporter Kicked Out of Trump Event
Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos is one of the most influential journalists in America—in any language—but that didn't stop Donald Trump's security officers from physically removing him from a news conference in Iowa last night. When Ramos asked questions without being called on, Trump told the Mexican-American reporter to "Go back to Univision" before the guards moved in to take him away, Politico reports. Trump was silent as Ramos was ejected, but after he was out of the room he said he wouldn't mind if he came back, though he is "obviously a very emotional person."

Ramos was back in the room within 15 minutes and had plenty of questions for Trump about his immigration proposals, the New York Times reports. When Ramos said a border wall wouldn't work because 40% of undocumented immigrants arrive by air, Trump said he didn't believe it. Trump—who reminded Ramos that he's suing Univision for $500 million—said his plan to deport 11 million people would be carried out "very humanely," and he told Ramos, "I have a bigger heart than you do." The spat with Ramos means Trump's reported truce with Spanish-language media could be over, the Washington Post notes. (Trump is also feuding with Fox News once again.)

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