Ramos: ‘As Journalists, We Have to Denounce’ ‘Dangerous Words,’ ‘Extreme Behavior’ of Trump

Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” on the day after an incident involving his removal from a Donald Trump press conference, Univision’s Jorge Ramos went on the offensive against Trump and decried his proposed policy on immigration.

“I think — as journalists, we have to denounce and espouse the dangerous words and extreme behavior of Donald Trump,” he said. “No, I didn’t hear anything new. He has to explain how he wants to deport 11 million people. Can you imagine? How’s he going to do that? Is he going to put people in stadiums? We have to denounce that he wants to deny citizenship to children being born here. They’re citizens just like his and it is impossible to build a 1,900-mile wall between Mexico and the United States so that’s the kind of questions that I was asking Mr. Trump and obviously he didn’t give answers.”

Ramos downplayed the suggestion that he was an advocate and not a journalist on this issue.

“As a journalist you have to take a stand,” Ramos added. “I think the best journalism happens when you take a stand and when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public life, dictatorship or human rights, as journalists, we are not only required but we are forced to take a stand and clearly when Mr. Trump is talking about immigration in an extreme way, we have to confront him and I think that’s what I did yesterday.”

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