Jorge Ramos, moderator Fusion & anchor Univision, Akilah Hughes,
In 2015, after Donald Trump became a Presidential candidate, Jorge Ramos pursued an interview with Trump for months. When he sent Trump a handwritten request in June, Trump, who had filed a lawsuit against Univision over its decision to drop the Miss Universe pageant following the candidate’s comments about Mexican immigrants, posted Ramos’ letter on Instagram, which exposed Ramos’ cell phone number. Trump later deleted the post.
At an August 25, 2015 news conference held in Dubuque, Iowa by Trump, Ramos, after attempting to question Trump about his immigration policies without being called on, was rebuffed by Trump. Trump repeatedly told Ramos to sit down and remarked “Go back to Univision.” Security then escorted Ramos out of the conference.
About 15 minutes later, Trump allowed Ramos to return to the conference, where he and Trump engaged in a heated exchange on the issue. Trump later explained that he had not called on Ramos for a question, as he had called on another reporter in the audience. Ramos accused Trump of “spreading hate” with his calls for mass deportations of undocumented families, and repealing birthright citizenship granted by the U.S. Constitution, and questioned the feasibility of Trump’s proposals. He also questioned Trump’s viability as a candidate among Latino voters, citing a poll indicating that 75% of those voters held unfavorable opinions of him.