As the Trump campaign rolls onward, Spanish-language media in the U.S. are turning increasingly hostile with the real estate mogul, calling him everything from Hitler to a monkey.
Tempers flared at a recent Trump press conference when activist Univision TV personality Jorge Ramos leapt to his feet to interrupt the questions from other reporters and threw out a series of rapid fire statements, not questions.
Trump had Ramos removed for the disruption, but then relented and permitted the activist TV star to engage him in a debate on some of the candidate’s immigration ideas.
Ramos has admitted that he is not really covering Trump as a reporter because Trump’s comments are “personal” to him.
“This is personal, and that’s the big difference between Spanish-language and mainstream media because he’s talking about our parents, our friends, our kids, and our babies,” Ramos said in a recent interview.
Ramos admitted on the air that he votes both in Mexico and the U.S.A. and says he has “never ceased being a Mexican” citizen. It has also been revealed that his daughter is a staffer for the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Ramos is not the only partisan member of the Hispanic media to attack Trump. A recent New York Times article details a number of other, more local members of the Hispanic media across the U.S. who have attacked Trump in personal terms.
Los Angeles radio host Ricardo Sánchez, who goes by the name “El Mandril,” has taken to calling Trump “El hombre del peluquín,” or the man of the toupee. His callers take an even harsher tone, calling Trump “Hitler.”
Sánchez also called Trump a “monkey.”
“A president like Trump would be like giving a loaded gun to a monkey,” Sanchez said, “a gun that fires atomic bullets.”
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