Jorge Ramos Fights Back After Donald Trump Kicked Him Out of Press Event: 'My Job is to Ask Questions'
Donald Trump squared off with famed Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos during a news conference in Iowa on Tuesday night - then motioned to a security guard to eject the reporter.
Ramos was attempting to question Trump about his immigration policies when the two began arguing.
Trump told Ramos: “Go back to Univision!”
He was forced to wait outside in the hallway.
As Ramos was being escorted by security, he said: “I’m a reporter and I…Don’t touch me sir. You cannot touch me. I have the right to ask a question.”
Other reporters pressed Trump about why Ramos was thrown out.
“He is obviously a very emotional person,” Trump said.
The anchorman was finally allowed back into the news conference - where he had a testy exchange with the Republican presidential frontrunner.
Ramos said: “Here’s the problem with your immigration plan. It’s full of empty promises.”
Ramos spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning.
“When he realized he didn’t like my questions and when he realized what was going on, he tried to stop me,” he said.
Trump was on the Today show on Wednesday morning and told Matt Lauer: "I would have gotten to him very quickly. This man gets up and starts ranting and raving and screaming, and honestly being very disrespectful to all the other reporters."
Ramos also responded to that comment on CNN, saying: “I want to have an interview with Donald Trump and wanted to have an interview with Donald Trump.
Ramos took to Twitter after the confrontation with Trump:
No human being is "illegal" / Ningún ser humano es "ilegal"— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) August 26, 2015
Journalists ask questions/ Los periodistas hacen preguntas— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) August 26, 2015
I'm a reporter. My job is to ask questions. What's "totally out of line" is to eject a reporter from a press conference for asking questions— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) August 26, 2015
Earlier this year, Ramos was named by Time magazine as one of the World’s Most 100 Influential People.
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