Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

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5 Charts That Help Explain Donald Trump’s War With the Media.

At news conference on Tuesday, Donald Trump temporarily ejected a high-profile Hispanic reporter who was attempting to press him on his deportation-happy immigration plan. “Go back to Univision,” Trump barked at Jorge Ramos, the network’s influential news anchor. DUBUQUE, Iowa — 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.Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his followers may think that Jorge Ramos is just another loudmouth reporter trying to derail their campaign.Donald Trump on Tuesday temporarily banished Univision’s Jorge Ramos from a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, bringing the number of journalists he’s publicly feuding with to two.

But for millions of Hispanic viewers, the Univision anchor is the equivalent of a modern-day Tom Brokaw or Walter Cronkite: A trusted source of news and opinion, and quite possibly the most influential Spanish-speaking journalist in the world. Norman Vincent Peale, author of “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Trump says Peale’s sermons were so good that “you hated to leave church.” In his presidential campaign, Trump declared that he’s winning support from evangelical Christians. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll released Aug. 3 showed a whopping 75% of Hispanics have a negative view of the Republican presidential front-runner. As Ramos began to speak, Trump interrupted him, saying he hadn’t called on Ramos before repeatedly telling him to “sit down” and then saying, “Go back to Univision.” As one of Trump’s security detail approached Ramos, the anchor continued to speak, saying, “You cannot deport 11 million people.” Ramos was referring to Trump’s proposal to deport all people in the country illegally before allowing some of them to return. Born and raised in Mexico, Ramos is the co-anchor for a top-rated news program on Univision called Noticiero Univision and the host of a Sunday morning political-news program on the Spanish-language network called Al Punto.

In an email sent to 100,000 evangelical pastors over the weekend, Cruz cites what he calls “Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practices of harvesting the body parts of innocent babies and selling them to the highest bidder.” In his email and an online video, Cruz asks the pastors to join a Tuesday afternoon conference call about a defunding fight he plans to lead in the coming weeks. He also hosts an English-language program called America with Jorge Ramos, which is broadcast on Fusion, a channel that is co-owned by Univision and Disney/ABC. He says pastors will be asked to preach a sermon on abortion this coming Sunday and lead their congregations in a “day of prayer and fasting” on Sept. 9. Some defended Ramos, saying he was simply trying to get answers, while others agreed with Trump that the reporter’s behavior was inappropriate and that he was more interested in making a political statement.

The Univision anchor’s influence is difficult to compare to that of other mainstream journalists, in part because Univision’s reach within the Hispanic market is unlike anything in the English-speaking media world. You weren’t called.” Trump has insulted Hispanics by saying, in his announcement speech in June, that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems…They are bringing drugs. The network reaches 97% of Hispanic households in the U.S., according to Forbes, and its daily news program Noticiero pulls in an average 1.9 million viewers. ROME (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican says he expects Pope Francis will call on the U.S. to rediscover its fundamental values, including its long history of welcoming foreigners, when he visits next month and becomes the first pope to address Congress.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Ambassador Kenneth Hackett said he expects migration, income inequality, family issues, the environment and the international persecution of Christians to be raised by Francis during his Sept. 22-27 visit to Washington, New York and Philadelphia. On an average evening, about 65% of all Spanish-language TV viewers are watching Univision, and it routinely out-performs much larger English networks such as ABC and CBS in certain markets such as Los Angeles. “Based on our research, there are two institutions in the Latino immigrant community that rank as highly trustworthy,” Simon Rosenberg of the New Democrat Network told Washington Monthly. “They are the Catholic Church and Univision.” Donald Trump has a history with Univision that goes beyond just his heated response to Ramos’s questions in Iowa: The billionaire reality-TV star is suing the network for $500 million for dropping his Miss USA pageant, which it did after Trump made some offensive remarks about Mexican immigrants. According to the latest Gallup numbers, the businessman boasts a stunning net-favorability rating of negative-51 percent, more than seven times worse than the ratings of his closest GOP rivals. A Washington think tank that favors immigration restrictions, the Center for Immigration Studies, estimates that about 40,000 babies annually are born to parents who enter the United States specifically to have a child, and that most of those parents enter the country legally. Ramos, who is 57, got his start on a 60 Minutes-style news program at Grupo Televisa’s flagship XEW-TV channel in Mexico City, but later quit his job after a story he worked on that was critical of Mexico’s government was censored by the station.

Trump’s decision this week to restart his fight with Fox News, though, was much more surprising given the network’s nativist tilt and conservative audience are widely considered to have helped him rise to the top of a crowded Republican field in the first place. Ramos has been an anchor on the network’s Noticiero news program since 1986, and has interviewed multiple U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries, and reported on everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war in Afghanistan. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them. After Fox News and Trump struck a temporary truce following his post-debate tantrum, the general consensus was that not even Donald Trump had the firepower to win a prolonged fight with the cable news giant. He has won eight Emmys for his TV journalism and has written eleven books, including one called “A Country for All: An Immigrant Manifesto.” Although Ramos may have as large a following as Cronkite or Brokaw, the Univision journalist is unlike them in one way: He is not afraid to express his opinion, and to take a stand on issues that affect his viewership, particularly the U.S. government’s approach to immigration and its treatment of Hispanic citizens.

The tensions surrounding the gathering will pose a real-world test of the pope’s approach that emphasizes compassion and a welcoming attitude while upholding Catholic doctrine that marriage is only between a man and a woman. The Trump-Ramos feud continued Wednesday morning, meanwhile, with Trump telling NBC News Ramos was “out of line” and “like a madman” at Tuesday’s news conference.

He has confronted politicians like Ted Cruz, as well as and right-wing commentators such as Ann Coulter on his program, and has criticized Trump for his views. Though that dwarfs the two anchors’ combined engagement numbers during the same time period, Topsy’s own graph shows that their spikes in engagement (whether positive or negative) echo Trump’s. Ramos was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people earlier this year, and in her short profile of him, CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour wrote: “Jorge Ramos is silver-haired and gray-eyed, but inside that ring of steel beats a heart of gold. Gays and lesbians can attend the meeting as individuals, but groups supporting gay marriage were denied exhibit space and other official options for presenting their views.

Ailes, meanwhile, reportedly sought to make peace once the early returns from the debate suggested that many of his network’s viewers were on Trump’s side—and because he feared Trump might boycott the network if the fight escalated any further. Ramos wrangles with President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner; he swims the Rio Grande; he says he asks every question as if it’s his last, determined to get an answer or go down trying. Between late July and mid-August, Ipsos/Reuters polls (collected by HuffPost Pollster) consistently showed Trump leading the pack, culminating with support from 29 percent of those polled at the end of August. Anthony Catholic Church in Oakley, California, were lamenting a great loss when one or more thieves made off with the church’s tabernacle, the sacred receptacle used to carry the Blessed Sacrament. But he hinted at some of his thoughts during a free-wheeling rally in the Dubuque convention auditorium that followed the news conference. “We protect Germany for no money.

In case the media’s appetite for all things Trump was still in doubt, CNN made it clear on Tuesday when the network bumped Anderson Cooper’s previously scheduled Hurricane Katrina anniversary special in favor of wall-to-wall coverage of Trump’s Iowa rally. For comparison, the most recent season of the Trump-hosted Celebrity Apprentice on NBC averaged more than 6 million viewers per episode. (Meanwhile, both numbers represent but a sliver of the more than 230 million Americans who are eligible to vote.) It’s also unclear exactly what Fox News can do to convince Trump supporters to change their minds even the network does launch a full-on assault on the Republican frontrunner. GOP pollster Frank Luntz—not a Trump fan—held a recent focus group of Trump supporters in an effort to make sense of a phenomenon that has so far refused to obey the usual rules of electoral politics.

After showing the group video of a few of Trump’s greatest hits—ranging from his misogyny (his digs on Rosie O’Donnell) to his conservative apostasy (his previous support of single-payer healthcare)—the group reported liking Trump more than they did before. “You guys understand how significant this is?” Luntz told reporters he had invited to watch the focus group. “This is real.

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