The Note: Here’s What Happens When Trump Takes on Jorge Ramos

26 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Donald Trump ejects Univision’s Ramos from news conference.

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings.On Tuesday evening, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos interrupted a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, stepping out of turn to press the presidential candidate on his controversial immigration policies. “Mr. Also on Tuesday, Trump repeated his claim that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker’s decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.

Ramos stood and began to ask Trump about his immigration proposal, which includes ending automatic citizenship for infants born in the United States to parents in the country illegally. I think the best journalism happens when you take a stand.” The Incident happened the day after Trump resumed his feud with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly. Ramos eventually was allowed to return to the news conference, and again asked about the legality of Trump’s push to repeal the constitutional right for the children of undocumented immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship.

Trump complained about undocumented women who are “getting ready to have a baby, she crosses the border for one day, all of sudden for the next 80 years” the U.S. must take care of this person as a citizen. Ever since Trump launched his campaign by labeling Mexican immigrants “rapists” and “drug dealers,” he and Ramos have been on a collision course. Trump has allegedly rebuffed Ramos’s repeated requests for an interview, so the journalist has taken to stalking the pol online like a hunter on safari, firing off Twitter salvos after each Trump appearance. Changing that would require amending the Constitution, a cumbersome process in which change must be approved by Congress and then by two-thirds of the 50 state legislatures.

A 2006 report by the Pew Hispanic Center found that as much as 45 percent of the people in the U.S. illegally entered with legal visas but overstayed them. He is, in the words of The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, “pure political id” — “a car-accident candidate, the middle finger of the Republican base.” Unlike Trump, who was born into wealth and seems to have assumed his brash attitude as a business strategy or simply by osmosis via the borough of Queens, Ramos appears to have developed the instinct as a survival mechanism. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals.” Trump also said he would offer a foreign policy proposal within the next month.

We protect South Korea for no money,” Trump said during the rally — which, despite the crowd size, was more subdued than one he hosted last month in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A steak dinner on Sunday at his grandmother’s house was “a real luxury in those days for a family with its belt as tightened as ours,” he wrote in his memoir, “No Borders: A Journalist’s Search for Home.” His parents were able to send Ramos to university, where he studied journalism. After college, Ramos went to work for a Mexican TV station, only to quit after his bosses told him to water down a segment critical of the government, according to the LA Times.

So he sold his Volkswagen Beetle and used the proceeds to buy a plane ticket to Los Angeles, where he took journalism classes and quickly landed a gig with a Spanish-language TV station. Mondelez, which also makes Chips Ahoy cookies and Trident gum, has said its “supply chain reinvention plan” is part of its broader push to slash costs and improve productivity. He is fond of saying that no president can win the White House without Latino support, and Ramos is practically a pacemaker for the pulse of that constituency. “Remember what L.B.J. said, ‘When you lose Walter Cronkite, you’ve lost the war’?” Matthew Dowd, a campaign adviser to George W. When House Speaker John Boehner wouldn’t meet with Ramos last summer, the anchor went to him, querying the congressman at a press conference why Boehner wouldn’t allow the House to vote on a bipartisan immigration bill that had already cleared the Senate. And when The Donald debuted his official immigration plan — mass deportations, big wall, no “anchor babies” — earlier this month, Ramos again lambasted him. “What he’s trying to sell to the American public simply doesn’t work.

It’s absurd.” “When you say immigrants from Mexico are criminals and rapists, isn’t that spreading hate?” Ramos continued. “When you call US citizens anchor babies, isn’t that spreading hate? Ultimately, Trump interrupted the anchor to remind him that he is suing Univision for an alleged breach of contract after the network dumped Trump and his Miss Universe pageant over this Mexico comments.

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