Trump boots reporter, vows to hold grudges

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Donald Trump ejects Univision anchor Jorge Ramos from news conference.

Any hope the Republican Party might have had that Donald Trump might soften his stance on illegal immigrant evaporated in the opening minutes of a press conference in Iowa in Tuesday night. DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation with the anchor of the nation’s leading Spanish-language network during a news conference Tuesday, first having the well-known news personality removed before allowing him back in. One of the America’s most prominent Mexican-Americans, Jose Ramos, the leading news anchor for the nation’s largest Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, stood to ask him about his plan to deport an estimated undocumented Hispanics. Jorge Ramos, the Miami-based anchor for Univision, stood up 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. Mr Trump responded with the bluntness that has marked his campaign. “Go back to Univision,” he said, signaling to one of his security guards who then removed Mr Ramos from the room.

I don’t believe I’ve ever met him except he started screaming,” Trump later said during the press conference when asked about Ramos’ swift departure. “You’ll have to talk to security…He just stands up and starts screaming so maybe he’s at fault also.” According to CNN, who had a reporter at the press conference, Ramos’ questions were centered around immigration and Trump’s deportation plans for undocumented residents. Photo: AP After losing the last election in part due to overwhelming support for Democrats among minorities, the GOP had expected supporters to fall in behind Jeb Bush, who has the backing of much of the the party’s traditional donors class and who is well known and well regarded by American Hispanics.

Earlier in the day a new poll found that Mr Trump was now leading the field in New Hampshire – a state in which moderate Republicans normally fare well – with support three times higher than that of his closest competitor.-Mexico border to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants and his hope of denying their American-born children citizenship. “You cannot deport 11 million undocumented immigrants,” he said, or deny citizenship to their children — who receive it by virtue of the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

But according to the research by Public Policy Polling, Mr Trump is leading the polling with an overwhelming 35 per cent of the vote in that crucial state, followed by the Ohio governor John Kasich, who comes in second at 11 per cent. Later, Isaac Lee, President of News and Digital for UCI and CEO of Fusion — the latter of which broadcasts the English-language Ramos program “America” — said in a statement, “We’d love for Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve.” As for Trump’s relationship with Ramos, CNN reports that the anchor was ultimately allowed back inside the news conference after a ten minute delay.

Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals.” “Univision News will continue in its efforts to bring its audience the fullest and most informative possible coverage of the presidential candidates, including Mr. Trump.” Trump — as he himself mentioned Tuesday night — had issues with Univision long before he had Ramos ejected from the question-and-answer session in Dubuque. The network refused to air the partly Trump-controlled Miss Universe pageant last month after the GOP frontrunner said Mexico is sending “rapists” and other criminals to the U.S. — spurring Trump to file a $500 million suit against the network.

The ongoing focus on Mr Trump has served not only to throw the Republican primary into confusion, but to distract from controversy surrounding the leading Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton. Harare: A Zimbabwean tourist guide was killed on Tuesday by a lion in a pride he was tracking with tourists in Hwange National Park, the home of the country’s most prized lion Cecil, who was killed last month, the park said. 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. Last month’s killing of Cecil, a 13-year-old, rare black-maned lion by American hunter Walter Palmer, was met with global outrage and triggered a backlash against Africa’s lucrative hunting industry.

Cases of people killed by wild animals in and around Zimbabwe’s national parks often go unreported, and in the past, some lions that have killed humans have been shot. Cecil was reportedly lured with bait from the safety of the park before being killed by Palmer, an American dentist armed with a bow and arrow who paid $US55,000 ($A76,804.92)to shoot a lion. Palmer’s guide on the expedition, Zimbabwean Theo Bronkhorst, appeared in court last month and was granted $US1,000 bail pending his trial on September 28 on charges of organising an illegal hunt.

Trump’s opinions and ideas about immigration and American children born to undocumented immigrants.” Trump told reporters he’s leading in every poll, including in Iowa. They’re really smart.” On July 18 in Ames, Trump stirred controversy when he told a crowd of Iowa evangelical conservatives that he has never asked God for forgiveness for his actions. His campaign credentialed the Register to attend his helicopter landing and news conference at a softball diamond near the Iowa State Fairgrounds Aug. 15. But on Tuesday afternoon, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in an email: “We are not able to credential you or your colleagues for tonight’s event.

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