Univision Communications Inc. CEO Randy Falco has issued a statement regarding the recent confrontation between Jorge Ramos and presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Univision and Fusion anchor was recently kicked out of a Trump press conference and then went on The Kelly File to discuss the situation. Meanwhile, Trump isn’t backing down. He spoke to the Today show, telling Matt Lauer that Ramos was “totally out of line.”
Falco has Ramos’ back and issued the following statement:
The recent treatment that Jorge Ramos received at Mr. Trump’s press conference in Iowa is beneath contempt. As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them. Jorge Ramos is one the most professional, dedicated and respected journalists I have seen or worked with in my 40 years in media. He always asks hard questions of candidates and elected officials, regardless of party or issue. Mr. Trump demonstrated complete disregard for him and for the countless Hispanics whom Jorge seeks to represent through press questions that are at the heart of the First Amendment. I remain grateful for the first-rate journalistic work that Jorge and all of his news colleagues at Univision and Fusion do to bring all points of view to the 57 million Hispanics in this country.