Donald Trump‘s hostility towards inquisitive journalists hit a new low this evening, when the candidate had Univision’s Jorge Ramos escorted from an Iowa news conference.
When Ramos, top anchor for Univision and Fusion, attempted to question Trump about the much sought after details of his immigration plan, he was physically removed from the room by a security guard.
“I’m a reporter, an immigrant, a senior citizen. I have the right to ask a question,” Ramos said.
Trump, who was visibly perturbed by Ramos’ line of questioning, told Ramos, “Go back to Univision!”
Politico reports that Univision was told last month that it would not be granted an interview with Trump. When asked if he would ever attempt to question Trump at a campaign event, Ramos replied, “Yeah, of course. That’s always a possibility, of course. When that happens we’ll see how it goes.”
This evening, we got to see the fiery manifestation of the meeting.
When Ramos returned to the press conference and was permitted to ask his question, Trump was evasive before finally asking Ramos, “How much am I suing Univision for right now? Do you know the number? I know you’re part of the lawsuit.”
“I’m a reporter,” Ramos replied.
Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmys for excellence in journalism. He is one of the most recognizable and admired Latinos in media. While Trump tries to win the Latino vote, a bloc he has succeeded in alienating so far, he should consider treating the most prominent Mexican-American on TV with a bit more respect.