Donald Trump had Univision reporter Jorge Ramos forcibly ejected from a press conference in Iowa on Tuesday (August 25).
Ramos is one of the most famous Spanish-language news anchors in the United States. He has been trying for months to get an interview with Trump. Since he wasn't having any lucking getting a one-on-one interview, Ramos opted to attend the press conference in the hopes of having Trump answer at least one of his questions then.
Ramos spoke with CNN the night before, calling Trump's immigration policies "absurd" and hateful. He's been critical of Trump's position in the past. On an episode of his show, America with Jorge Ramos, that aired last week, he said:
Right now Donald Trump is, no question, the loudest voice of intolerance, hatred, and devision in the United States.
Ramos also questioned how Trump intended to follow through on his proposed immigration policies, saying that it isn't practical or ethical to deport 11 million people.
Once at the press conference, Ramos rose to ask Trump a question about immigration, when Trump had security remove the journalist from the room.
When Ramos insisted that he had a right to ask his question, Trump countered that the journalist did not and that he should "go back to Univision." Ramos was allowed back into the room after about 10 minutes.
When asked about the incident afterwards, Trump said that Ramos "started screaming," suggesting that "maybe he's at fault also." During the conference he called Ramos "a very emotional person" and later claimed to have a "bigger heart" than Ramos.
Univision is currently in the middle of a legal battle with Trump. After the notably outspoken and rude businessman made incredibly racist comments in his presidential campaign announcement in June, the network decided to stop covering both the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, both owned by Trump. The decision was made in order to "speak up for the community we serve."
He responded by suing the network for $500 million.
Watch the exchange between Trump and Ramos below:https://youtu.be/0uIx_7srVj0