It’s been nearly a week since Donald Trump kicked Univision’s Jorge Ramos out of a press conference in Iowa for jumping the line and continually interrupting him in the process.
However, Ramos doesn’t seem to be able to let it go – continuing to insist that he did nothing wrong, and warning that an “authoritarian” Trump is “dangerous for press freedom in America.”
“I never expected that he was going to expel me from the press conference. I have been a journalist for 30 years and I have never been rejected or expelled from a press conference.”
Ramos once again described the incident, as he saw it:
“The important thing is that, what is completely out of line is that a reporter is ejected from a press conference simply for asking a question. That’s from my point of view completely out of line. And I think it is dangerous for press freedom in this country.
Others saw it differently; Trump called on a different reporter, at which time Ramos jumped up and admonished him that his immigration plan won’t work.
Trump asked him to sit down several times, to no avail.
As for Ramos’ assertion that his ejection from the presser was “dangerous for press freedom” in America, he took it a step further, suggesting that, as president, an “authoritarian” Trump presidency might resemble a dictatorship:
“I cover many issues in many countries, all around the planet, and this is the kind of thing that you see in dictatorships, but not in the United States of America. He acted in an incredibly authoritarian way. And that is dangerous for press freedom in the United States.”
Ramos attempted to have the same discussion with Fox News host Megyn Kelly last week – with different results.
Incidentally, his daughter, Paola, works for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Watch the complete CNN interview here: