Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)
By Kurtis Lee
August 25, 2015
Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos unceremoniously evicted from a news conference Tuesday as the immigration issue continued to dominate the Republican presidential primary.
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.
Trump did not answer, but told Ramos to sit down.
“You weren’t called,” said Trump. “Sit down.”
As Ramos continued to ask questions, Trump again asked him to sit down.
“Go back to Univision,” Trump told Ramos, who is based in Miami at the Spanish-language network.
The candidate continued to tell the anchor to sit down, until security escorted Ramos out of the room.
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When asked by a reporter why he’d had Ramos kicked out, Trump said he didn’t know much about him.
“I don’t believe I’ve ever met him, except he started screaming. I didn’t escort him out,” Trump said. “You’ll have to talk to security, whoever security is.”
Ramos had not screamed.
Shortly thereafter, Ramos was allowed to return, and Trump called on him. Ramos stood and began to ask questions.
“How are you going to build a 1,900-mile wall?” he asked, referring to Trump’s plan to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border and make the Mexican government pay for it.
“Very easy. I’m a builder,” Trump said, noting his background in real estate development.
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