During Donald Trump’s press conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday night (Aug. 25), well-respected journalist Jorge Ramos of Univision confronted Trump with questions about why he would choose to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Trump felt like Ramos was out of line and had him temporarily removed from the floor.
“Sit down, you weren’t called,” Trump barked at Ramos as security approached. “Go back to Univision.”
— Univision Noticias (@UniNoticias) August 25, 2015
When fellow reporters asked the billionaire tycoon to comment on the incident, he placed blame on the Mexican-American newsman, saying that he would have gladly responded if he didn’t “stand up and start screaming.” Eventually, Ramos did return and was able to ask his pressing questions on Trump’s immigration policy and the controversy surrounding “anchor babies.”
“I have a bigger heart than you do,” a disgruntled Trump shot back, as he referred to his plan to tighten security at the border by building a wall.
Later on, Ramos and Trump’s heated debate shifted to the $500 million-dollar lawsuit the former Apprentice host filed against Univision, after the Spanish telecast bowed out of the Miss Universe beauty pageant earlier this year. Univision President Isaac Lee issued a statement in response to last night’s events: “We’d love for Mr. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals.”
Ramos also addressed what transpired last night on his Fusion show, America With Jorge Ramos. “It’s the first time in my life, anywhere in the world, in which I have been escorted out of a press conference,” said Ramos. “I am a reporter, an immigrant, and a U.S. citizen and I have the right to ask any questions of anyone.”