Jorge Ramos Latest Casualty In Trump’s Surge

One of the world’s leading Mexican-American journalists, Jorge Ramos, was bullied and disrespected by Donald Trump. Jorge was thrown out of an event held by The Donald. Ramos is the latest casualty in the Trump circus.

During the first moments of the session, Ramos wanted a question answered by Mr. Trump.

“Mr. Trump, I have a question,” said Jorge Ramos, the most recognizable anchor at Univision, as he stood in the front row of journalists.

He was ignored. After asking repeatedly, Jorge was acknowledged by an agitated Trump.

“Excuse me,” the Republican front-runner replied to Ramos. “Sit down. You weren’t called. Sit down!”

The two engaged in a heated exchange for a moment before Trump motioned for security. A tall, imposing figure moved swiftly to Jorge and began to usher him from the room.

As Jorge was physically removed from the room, he was outraged, saying, “Do not touch me. I have the right to ask a question.”

Other journalists looked on in dismay.

After calm was restored, several journalists asked why Jorge was removed from the session. Trump accused Ramos of violating news conference protocol. Trump also claimed that Jorge was being very emotional about the subject.

Some time later, Ramos was allowed to come back into the room. This was after a disturbing incident outside the news gathering. While he was denied access to the session, an alleged Trump campaign worker told Jorge to leave the country.

In a long back-and-forth, they debated over immigration policy, an issue on which both men have passionately different views. It was surely one of the most memorable moments of the 2016 campaign. Social media is abuzz with the confrontation.

Mr. Ramos informed Trump that building a 1,900-mile wall on the border would be futile. He informed the candidate that 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants arrive by plane. Trump didn’t believe Jorge’s numbers.

At one point, Mr. Trump asked Mr. Ramos to tell him how much he was suing Univision for, after the network dropped coverage of Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants because of his remarks about Mexican immigrants.

The heated discussion was more like a championship fight. Neither contender wanted to back away from the challenge.

Mr. Trump insisted he would win the Latino vote. Mr. Ramos referred a poll saying that 75 percent of Latinos hold an unfavorable opinion of him.

“This is personal,” Mr. Ramos told CNN. “When he’s talking about immigrants, he’s talking about me.”

[Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images]

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