Donald Trump called the Today show this morning and told Matt Lauer that Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was “ranting and raving” and “totally out of line” during Tuesday’s event when the Spanish-language anchor was temporarily removed from the press conference.
“I would have gotten to him very quickly,” Trump said of Ramos. “This man gets up and starts ranting and raving and screaming, and honestly being very disrespectful to all the other reporters.”
Last night on America with Jorge Ramos, the anchor gave his side of the story after mentioning that he was authorized to be in the press conference.
“After two or three questions I thought it was my turn and my right to ask a question, so I stood up and started asking Mr. Trump a question on immigration. On the fact that he cannot deport 11 million, and the fact that he cannot deny citizenship to the children born in this country, and to the fact that he cannot build a 1,900 mile wall between Mexico and the United States. And right in the middle of the question, Mr. Trump said that I couldn’t keep on asking my question,” Ramos said. “I am a reporter, an immigrant, and a U.S. citizen and I have the right to ask any questions of anyone.”
Trump also used his appearance on the Today show to discuss his other ongoing beef with a prominent media member: Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. Lauer asked Trump why he was letting Kelly get under his skin, to which the presidential candidate answered, “I haven’t.”
“You tweet a few tweets, or retweets in this case, that’s not getting under your skin. I personally am not a fan. I don’t think she does a good job. I don’t think she’s a very good professional. I think frankly the show’s better without her, but that’s up to them and they can do whatever they want. I respect (Fox News chief) Roger Ailes, he can do whatever he wants. I don’t care,” Trump said.
Check out the segment below: