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Members of Donald Trump’s security detail momentarily removed Univision presenter Jorge Ramos from a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa.
Trump refused to answer a question posed by Ramos at the beginning of the press conference, and the candidate ordered a bodyguard to take Ramos out of the hall.
“Go back to Univision,” Trump said to Ramos while the latter was asking him about Trump’s plan for the mass deportation of millions of undocumented persons.
“I have the right to ask a question,” Ramos defended himself as the bodyguard was removing him. Once Ramos was out of the hall a journalist asked Trump about his order for the removal. “He got up and started to shout,” Trump justified himself. “He is obviously a very emotional person.” “I do not know him but I would love to answer his questions,” said Trump, who up until now has rejected Univision’s requests for interviews, ever since he announced his candidacy in June.
A few minutes later, Ramos returned to the press area and asked Trump about his immigration promises, which include mass deportations, denial of citizenship for children born of undocumented parents in the U.S., and building a wall along the border with Mexico.
“We’re going to do it in a very humane fashion, believe me, I have a bigger heart than you do,” Trump said to Ramos.
The Univision journalist questioned Trump’s promise to deny citizenship to children born in the U.S., a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. Trump replied that some of the great legal scholars advocate eliminating that right.
“For the next eighty years we have to take care of the people,” said the candidate, in reference to the alleged cost to the public treasury. “That’s absolutely wrong,” he added.
Trump insisted on saying that Hispanics like him; despite the fact that a Gallup poll from this past Monday indicates that only 14% have a favorable opinion.
“They love me. You know how many Latinos work for me, my friend?” said Trump, who added that a survey in Nevada, a state with numerous Hispanics, shows him to be the winner. “I wiped out all the rest of them.”