Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos was forcibly removed from a Donald Trump press conference on Tuesday after the GOP presidential candidate refused to take his question.
CNN posted footage of the encounter, in which Ramos attempted to ask Trump about his notion of deporting all of the country’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. Trump refused to call on Ramos and took another question, before motioning to a security guard to remove Ramos.
“Go back to Univision,” Trump tells Ramos as the host is being removed. Trump later reportedly called Ramos “a very emotional person.”
Ramos has been critical of Trump for pushing the idea of mass deportations, saying the plan was impractical and referring to him as the “loudest voice of intolerance, hatred and division” in the country.
Vox reported on Tuesday that, despite Trump’s assurances that he would win heavy support from Latino voters, his approval rating within that voting bloc currently stands at -51.
Update, 7:13 p.m. EST: CNN reported that Ramos was let back into the press conference, and allowed to ask his question.
Update, 7:15 p.m. EST: The Des Moines Register noted that it was also barred from attending the press conference. The newspaper, the largest in Iowa, was also shut out from covering Trump’s appearance at the state fair earlier this month.
The video can be seen below.
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Footage of the incident has also been posted online, and can be seen here.
Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst
Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.
"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."
Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.
As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2020
Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden eviscerate Bloomberg on his nondisclosure agreements with women over harassment
Women who have worked for Michael Bloomberg's companies have had nondisclosure agreements that bar then from discussing the complaints they had against either Bloomberg himself or male employees of his companies. During the debate, the former New York City mayor was hammered for refusing to allow those women out of the NDAs.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted him first, demanding to know the number of women that signed NDAs and how many of them have been released. Bloomberg dodged the inquiry, but Warren refused to let him escape.
"How many is that?" she asked.
"Let me finish," he snapped.