Jorge Ramos on Recent Donald Trump Confrontation

The Univision anchor appears on "This Week."
5:08 | 08/30/15

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Transcript for Jorge Ramos on Recent Donald Trump Confrontation
Yeah, please. Excuse me, sit down. You weren't called. Sit down, sit down. Sit down. Go back to univision. Then, all of this sudden, this guy gets up, starts screaming at the top of his lungs. It was unfair to the other reporters. He was totally out of line. He was screaming, ranting and raving. When this clown, Jorge Ramos, he seemed like a nice guy after he calmed down a little bit. Donald Trump just won't stop talking about Jorge Ramos, anchor at our sister network fusion, after that testy exchange over immigration and Jorge joins us now. Good morning, Jorge. Good morning. Donald Trump is not backing down, he said he got a lot of credit for the way he handled that. Trumps seems to think he benefitted from that confrontation. Do you think he benefited among his supporters? Well, I don't know exactly, but I think it's very important that as journalists we challenge those who are in power. And I think it's very dangerous that he wants to do the mass deportation in history, that would cost more than $137 billion. And I think it's very dangerous that he's promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred against immigrants. After I was expelled from that press conference, I saw a man, trump sympathizer who said, get out of my country. Interesting because I'm also a U.S. Citizen. But this happened just seconds after he told me, go back to univision. Those messages of hatred that's precisely what trump is promoting. Jorge, did you want a confrontation? We have seen that video. You stood up. You kept talking. You kept trying to get your question in. Is that what you wanted, a confrontation? No, what I wanted was answers. As you know, I'm just a reporter asking questions. And I send him a note requesting an interview, and instead of responding to that note, he published my cell phone on the internet and, of course, I had to change my cell phone. He wasn't going to call me. What happened is, I allowed two reporters, then I said, I have a question on immigration. Nobody said anything. He stayed silent. And when I started stating the premise of my question, which is that he can't deport 11 million or build a 1900-mile wall or deny citizenship to the children born here, he clearly didn't like my question, he did something very strange with his mouth, he signaled his bodyguard to take me out of the press conference. That's exactly what he did. Jorge -- I want answers. You have been very open about being an advocate for certain things, you said to George this week, we have to denounce that he wants to deny citizenship to children being born here, you're saying much the same this morning, does that put you in a difficult position covering the campaigns? I don't think so. I think that, as a reporter, many times you have to take a stand when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, public life, dictatorships. And human rights. We have to take a stand. The best examples of journalism I have -- Cronkite during the Vietnam war or "The Washington post" reporters forcing the resignation of the Richard Nixon, that's when reporters challenged those in power. It's our responsibility to do that. I find it ironic that I'm being criticized for asking questions. Jorge, you're an enormously popular anchorman, the most well-known Spanish language anchor in America. So, tell me what effect this will have, what effect will this have in your community and those who watch you? Well, I just want to say, if Donald Trump wants to change this country the way he's proposing, he has to be challenged, and this is what's going to happen. Latinos won't forget this, 60 million Latinos will go to the polls next year and, just to put in perspective, that number, president Barack Obama won by less than 5 million votes. In other words, Latinos could define this election. In a year from now, I'm truly convinced, both parties, including republicans and Donald Trump is the creation of the republican party, both parties will be pleading for hispanic votes because no one at this time, no one can make it to the white house without -- Okay, Jorge, I'm going to thank you and stop you there. But thank you very much for

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