Unless you are literally not on social media, you must already know about last night’s press conference confrontation between Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. After Ramos was escorted from the room and before he returned to the press conference, a video of a Trump supporter telling Ramos to “get out of my country” has also emerged. Our team shared all these videos and links in the last 12 hours, and we asked our community: What do you think? What follows are comments from our Facebook page and Twitter account. In short, the vast majority of followers sided with Ramos and supported him.
From Jennifer Duronio: “I too hope Univision doesn’t let this go. Jorge Ramos is an esteemed journalist deserving of all due respect, even if Trump doesn’t want to answer his questions.”
From Rachel Garcia: “Where are all the other journalists standing up for our guy Jorge????? He’s a very established and respected journalist for decades and no one even blinks!”
From Roberto Icon:“THIS will trigger a war between Trump and Univision. Univision has the power to move masses against Trump of course. He seemed to forget how Obama won the past two elections.”
From Angel Partida: “Did any other members of the so called media even ask the same question? Or were scared they would also be ejected? I’m curious…”
From Stella Stella Bobella: “It’s almost surreal the way it really deeply offends some people, to have to face & accept ‘foreigners’ who are US citizens. It must be easier for them to justify hate on someone undocumented, but those who have the audacity to be legal citizens??! I find them greedy, ignorant, and without class (to put it mildly). I know many agree, yet the socially conscious, the compassionate, progressive minds are not as loud as these others. That is all people who support Trump have: loudness. It will be an utter tragedy (for lack of a better word), if the rest of us let something so weak and ridiculous, as terror screams and tantrums, lead to the damage OUR country beyond repair. We *must* get out to vote. Some things do work themselves out- this, is not one of those things. Regardless of how bored w/politics, politicians, or the news in general we may be, pretending it’s not our problem, will lead us deeper into far worse problems we won’t be able to escape. Vote!”
You can read additional comments at this Facebook post, as well as this one.
Twitter was no different, as many expressed the same support for Ramos:
@TesaChambers tweeted this:
@nytimes @LatinoUSA I’m even more flabbergasted by the lack of solidarity of the journalist in that room. Why nobody left with #Jorgeramos?
— Unarmed & Dangerous (@TesaChambers) August 26, 2015
This is what @quinteroclan said:
@julito77 @LatinoUSA trump one word – disgraceful! — edgar quintero (@quinteroclan) August 26, 2015
Finally, @librotraficante shared this meme:
— Tony Diaz (@Librotraficante) August 26, 2015
Maria Hinojosa also tweeted several times last night:
Please. This is about disrespect for a journalist who happens to be Latino. https://t.co/mrN4CH5dHj — Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) August 26, 2015
Jorge Ramos: I have never been thrown out of a news conference. Happened in US. I am a citizen–was thrown out by a presidential candidate.
— Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) August 26, 2015
Jorge Ramos: If this happened to me, imagine what happens to those who are not citizens, not high profile journo. — Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) August 26, 2015
Maria’s tweets generated several responses:
@Maria_Hinojosa boo hoo. He was acting like a kid throwing a temper tantrum so @realDonaldTrump put him on time out. Who paid for the event?
— Vet for Trump 2016 (@BuddyChristSays) August 26, 2015
@Maria_Hinojosa Still havent heard one logical response as to why shouting out questions when not called on is acceptable. — Sacredheals (@Sacredheals) August 26, 2015
I shared a quote Ramos gave in Spanish during the Univision broadcast, which I loosely translated into English:
“My job as a journalist is to ask questions to the powerful. And that’s exactly what we tried to do tonight.” @jorgeramosnews via #Univision
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) August 26, 2015
That tweet also many responses, as expected. Here is just a sample of those responses:
@julito77 @DailyCaller @jorgeramosnews Trump isn’t an effeminate weakling like Obama. Trump will keep illegal Mexicans out! — The Nordic Boy (@The_Nordic_Boy) August 26, 2015
@julito77 @jorgeramosnews also you’re job to interrupt another reporter while they were asking a question? Which he clearly did
— anna (@anna_latina1992) August 26, 2015
@julito77 @jorgeramosnews Oh please. It was a rambling stream of grievances, not a question and you had not been called on!!!
— ~Cg~ (@ghbt1) August 26, 2015
What do you think of last night’s press conference? Tweet @LatinoUSA or me @julito77.
2 thoughts on “Latino USA Community Talks Trump vs. Ramos”
He is only the tip of the iceberg. The real danger lies within all of his followers, those who think he is right and who say he ‘tells the truth.’ He has become the voice of people who feel they are superior. It is unfortunate that I know some of his followers, they are everywhere, even within our own Latino community.