Trump Starts New Media Feud With Univision Anchor Ramos

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Donald Trump and Univision’s Jorge Ramos engage in testy exchange in 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.

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Univision anchor in the front of row of Donald Trump’s pre-rally press conference in Iowa piped up to ask a question as the Q&A began. 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 undocumented parents.

Then Jorge Ramos quickly became the surprise star of the news cycle, the latest to present itself in Trump’s unapologetic, take-no-prisoners spectacle of a campaign. At the news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, Ramos stood without being called on and began asking questions about Trump’s immigration proposals, which include ending birthright citizenship and deporting the estimated 11 million people who are in the U.S. illegally, along with their families. “I don’t believe I’ve ever met him, except he started screaming. Tension in the room mounted as it became clear to reporters that it would not be Trump’s answers, but the fight itself, that was becoming the story. The suit claimed that Trump’s First Amendment rights were violated when the company backed out of its contract to air the Miss USA contest – scheduled to be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 12. I didn’t escort him out,” Trump said. “You’ll have to talk to security, whoever security is.” “How are you going to build a 1,900-mile wall?” he asked, referring to Trump’s plan to wall off the U.S.

When Ramos asked how Trump planned to deport everyone in the country who is here illegally, the billionaire businessman said he’d do it in a “humane way.” As Ramos continued to press him during their five-minute exchange, Trump turned to the issue of crime, which he says is associated with illegal immigration. Even though the billionaire real estate mogul eventually relented, allowing Ramos to return to the press conference and ask a series of pointed questions about immigration, the explosive exchange effectively overshadowed an otherwise packed, boisterous rally along the Mississippi River. Trump has used crime as a wedge in the immigration debate, citing in particular a killing in San Francisco last month in which the suspect had been deported five times.

Just before Trump took the stage, word leaked that Sam Clovis, a prominent Iowa operative who quit Rick Perry’s campaign just this week, would be joining Trump’s team to serve as his national co-chairman and policy adviser. When Trump announced his candidacy earlier this month, he said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. During the five-minute exchange, Ramos said that 40 percent of undocumented people in tthe United States enter through airports, not over the Mexican border. “I don’t believe that.

And some, I assume, are good people.” Also Tuesday, Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Trump owed the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that “is as unacceptable as it is disturbing.” But Trump refused to backing down. Maybe he’s at fault also.” Trump said he only refused to take his question “because he was out of order,” not because of who he was. “He’s obviously a very emotional person.” “Here’s the problem with your immigration plan,” Ramos launched right in. “You cannot deport 11 million … you cannot deny citizenship to children in this country — ” Trump defended his call to end birthright citizenship, complaining, “If you come across for one day, one day, have a baby, now the baby is going to be an American citizen.” Ramos has significant sway in Spanish-language media.

Trump said Kelly “must have had a terrible vacation” because “she’s really off her game.” He retweeted a message that referred to her as a bimbo. “Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel reject the crude and irresponsible attempts to suggest otherwise,” said Ailes, the Fox News Channel chairman. “I could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. As part of a label overhaul, which the FDA announced last year, the agency is planning to update the serving sizes to better reflect the amount of food people actually consume. The proposed tweak, which is almost through its months-long comment period and is expected to begin to take effect next year, would affect packaged foods for which serving sizes are seen as too low. He has called Trump’s immigration plan “wrong,” “absurd” and “impossible to achieve.” Both he and Univision have been targets of Trump’s wrath.

A day after the debate, he said Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” In his tweets, Trump repeated his contention that Kelly, host of a prime-time Fox News show and one of the network’s biggest stars, was sent on an unplanned vacation that ended Monday. PHILADELPHIA — A ban on sports gambling at New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks will remain in place after a federal appeals court again rejected Gov. Trump sued the network for $500 million after Univision decided to drop the Miss Universe contest over the candidate’s comments about Mexican immigrants. When Ramos tried, via handwritten letter, to invite Trump to sit down for an interview, Trump published the letter, which included Ramos’ personal cellphone number, on his Instagram account. (The post has since been removed.) Ramos hasn’t given up on landing an interview, however. Cornel West, and that she had “no clue” on immigration. “Donald Trump rarely apologizes, although in this case, he should,” Ailes said. “We have never been deterred by politicians or anyone else attacking us for doing our job, much less allowed ourselves to be bullied by anyone and we’re certainly not going to start now.” Some of Kelly’s Fox colleagues also came to her defense.

In his rambling, hour-long version of a stump speech, he served up his trademark mix of braggadocio and red meat, talked up his latest strong poll numbers and mocked other members of the Republican field. As much as he seems to be enjoying himself and the front-runner glow, Trump admitted that running for office “is something that’s not very pleasant” and people who do it “really take chances.” He focused his attacks on former Florida Gov. New Jersey wanted to hold Exxon responsible for decades of natural resources contamination stemming from its refinery operations in Bayonne and Linden, as well as other facilities, including more than 1,700 gas stations. Marco Rubio, longtime allies from Florida, are “hugging and kissing and proclaiming their great love” for each other. “I’m the most militaristic person,” he bragged later in the speech. “I would build a military so strong, so powerful, nobody would have to use it.

WASHINGTON — The Department of Agriculture raised its forecast for U.S. farmers’ profits this year, with crop sales rising above an earlier estimate and help coming from other sources. I would have the best of everything.” Trump said that American strength did not mean that the U.S. must fight others’ battles for them. “If we get attacked, Japan doesn’t have to help us,” he said. “If they get attacked, we have to go over to Japan. LOS ANGELES — The Napa Valley Wine Train on Tuesday issued a fuller apology to members of a book club made up largely of black women, saying company employees were “100 percent wrong” to kick them off the train for supposedly being loud. The apology came after a member of the club met with the wine train’s chief executive, Anthony Giaccio, late Monday and suggested cultural- and diversity-sensitivity training for its employees.

I think that’s vital,” she said. “I think it’s better to make mistakes in the things that you say rather than being so careful to say the right things.”

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