Univision Prez Slams Trump: Treatment Of Jorge Ramos ‘Beneath Contempt’

Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos ... Miami-based Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, left, asks Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a question about his immigration proposal during a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Dubuque, Iowa. Ramos was later taken from the room. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) MORE LESS
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Donald Trump and Univision were no fans of one another before Trump kicked renown Univision host Jorge Ramos out of a press conference Tuesday. But in a statement released Wednesday evening, Univision president Randy Falco made clear his disapproval of Ramos’ ejection from the press event.

“The recent treatment that Jorge Ramos received at Mr. Trump’s press conference in Iowa is beneath contempt,” Falco said. “As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them.”

Read the full statement:

The recent treatment that Jorge Ramos received at Mr. Trump’s press conference in Iowa is beneath contempt. As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them. Jorge Ramos is one the most professional, dedicated and respected journalists I have seen or worked with in my 40 years in media. He always asks hard questions of candidates and elected officials, regardless of party or issue. Mr. Trump demonstrated complete disregard for him and for the countless Hispanics whom Jorge seeks to represent through press questions that are at the heart of the First Amendment. I remain grateful for the first-rate journalistic work that Jorge and all of his news colleagues at Univision and Fusion do to bring all points of view to the 57 million Hispanics in this country.

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  1. First Fox News and now Univision. Any bets on who’ll be next?

  2. Avatar for pine pine says:

    So much for that out reach program eh ?

  3. Let’s play Jeopardy. The answer is minus 51. The question is what is The Harumph’s standing among Latino voters.

  4. Avatar for pine pine says:

    Blue I wonder what will be the thing to pull the rug out.

  5. Beneath contempt? Great, now Fox News is going to sue Univision for stealing their motto.

    But seriously, Jorge Ramos is the very definition of an institution in the hispanic community. He’s been the anchor at Univision’s flagship news program since 1986. What Trump did wasn’t like dissing Lester Holt. It’s more like dissing Walter Cronkite.

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