DUBUQUE, Iowa — Donald Trump sparred with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a press conference on Tuesday August 24th, booting the journalist from his Iowa event before allowing him back in for a grilling on immigration issues.
“Go back to Univision,” Trump yelled at Ramos after tried to repeatedly toss questions to Trump.
Ramos in recent weeks has accused the Republican presidential candidate of “spreading hate” with his rhetoric on immigration.
Security officers physically escorted Ramos out of the event, with Trump saying it wasn’t anything personal. “I don’t mind if he comes back,” Trump said, adding, “He is obviously a very emotional person.”
Ramos was allowed back in minutes later, and proceeded to pepper the loud-mouthed billionaire businessman with questions about his comments about “anchor babies,” his plans to build a giant wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, and Trump’s assertion that many Mexican immigrants are criminals.
Trump said he plans to deal with immigration problems “in a very humane fashion.”
“I have a bigger heart than you do,” Trump told Ramos.
While Ramos was gone, Trump said he would have been happy to take his questions. He also denied he was the one who had him removed.
“I didn’t escort him out. You have to talk to security, you’re asking me questions he just stands up and starts screaming,” Trump said. “Maybe he’s at fault also. Somebody walked him out. I don’t know where he is, I don’t mind if he comes back.”
Trump said “I would’ve taken his question in two seconds but he stood up and started screaming.”
Responding to Ramos’ questions, Trump said his solution to build a wall along the border is an easy one: “I’m a builder.”
He quickly grew exasperated again at Ramos’ questions.
“I can’t deal with this,” Trump said, and soon moved to other reporters’ questions.