Donald Trump Throws Univision's Jorge Ramos Out Of His News Conference, Then Abruptly Changes His Mind — UPDATE
At a Tuesday early evening press conference, Donald Trump threw Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of the room, allegedly telling him to "Go back to Univision," according to a tweet from MSNBC producer Jesse Rodriguez. "You weren't called!" he added. Minutes later, he allowed Ramos to return, telling him, "I have a bigger heart than you do," according to a tweet from Huffington Post reporter Amanda Terkel. He then went on to accept Ramos' questions. Univision and Donald Trump have had bad blood since earlier this summer, when Univision refused to air the partially Trump-owned Miss USA pageant in protest of the racially charged comments about Mexican immigration Trump made during his announcement speech. Trump went on to sue the network for half a billion dollars.
Ramos himself has been an open critic of Trump, blasting the candidate Monday night on CNN for "spreading hate" about immigrants. The Mexican-American anchor has felt Trump's wrath before: Back in June, Trump published Ramos' cell phone number on Instagram, publicly sharing a letter that Ramos had sent him asking for an interview. "I am sure you have a lot of things to say, and I have a lot of things to ask," Politico quotes the letter as saying. "I'll go to New York or wherever you would like."
That month, Ramos wrote of Trump for Fusion: "Trump thought that he'd gain some political points with his prejudiced statements, but he was wrong. He has lost the Latino vote and, hence, the White House. Mr. Trump: You're fired."