At a press conference during GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa, Jorge Ramos interrupted Trump’s exchange with another reporter, spurring a dispute between the real estate mogul and the Univision television personality.
“Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called,” Trump stated. “Sit down. Sit down. Sit down!”
“No you don’t. Go back to Univision,” Trump charged, after Ramos challenged that he has “the right to ask a question.”
Trump had called on another reporter, but Ramos allegedly started shouting questions. Ramos was eventually escorted by security out of the press conference.
“Certainly he wasn’t chosen. I chose you and you’re asking me questions. He just stands up and starts screaming so, you know, maybe he’s at fault also,” Trump said to another reporter who asked about the incident.
“You can’t just stand up and scream,” Trump said to another journalist. “He’s obviously a very emotional person. So I have no problem with it.”
Ramos later returned to the press conference where Trump answered his questions about his immigration plan and Trump using the term “anchor babies.”
“I have a bigger heart than you do,” Trump said to Ramos, referring to the immigration plan to deter illegal immigration after Ramos posed several questions.
Trump then pointed out that Ramos used the term “illegal immigrants.” However, Ramos denied saying “illegal immigrants.” Trump responded, “Well you should use it. That’s what they are, ‘illegal immigrants.’”
Trump was in Iowa to speak at a campaign rally that drew some 3,000 people.
“We’d love for Mr. Trump to sit down for an in-depth interview with Jorge to talk about the specifics of his proposals,” Univision’s president of news Isaac Lee stated in a released statement addressing the incident.
This spat comes after Trump sued Univision after the network canceled its broadcast of Trump’s Miss USA and Miss Universe pageant after the real estate mogul made comments about illegal immigrants during his presidential announcement speech.