ncident between presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision reporter Jorge Ramos during Trump’s press conference in Iowa was totally out of line on Ramos’ part.
Normally, at political press conferences, the politicians call on reporters, the reporters ask their questions, and the politician answers them.
At the Iowa press conference Trump had called on another reporter, but Ramos, who always believes he is a “holy anointed one,” interrupted the question of another reporter to insert his two cents, showing total lack of courtesy for a colleague.
Ramos is so deep into his immigration problems that most of the time he forgets his social manners. It is well known that he has the tendency to speak over other people, even the ones who have consented to grant him an interview.
Ramos was escorted out of the press conference by security and then he tried to excuse his lack of finesse by saying that as a reporter he has the right to ask questions. Yes, indeed, as a reporter he has the right to ask questions, but not by taking words out of someone else’s mouth. This man needs to understand and learn (even if it is a little too late) that he has to wait his turn and respect others.
Does anybody remember one of his interviews with President Obama? Again, talking about immigration because apparently this is the only subject in his repertory. He raised his voice over Mr. Obama’s voice just to tell him: “You lied to the Hispanic community.”
Regardless of anybody’s opinion, he was speaking to the President of the United States, and the man deserves the respect from all Americans. Even if we believe he is wrong and did not vote for him.
The immigration subject came up again when Jorge Ramos asked presidential candidate Ted Cruz if he had a “Latino problem.”
Apparently, at the time Jorge Ramos forgot that Ted Cruz is Cuban-American. We would like to know if Jorge Ramos has a “Cuban problem.” Remember, Mr. Ramos, your daughter is half Cuban.
We are tired already of the many people like Jorge Ramos saying, “No human being is illegal.”
Whoever enters my home uninvited is illegal. All the terrorists that hijacked the airplanes on the fateful morning of September 11, 2011 were illegals.
I personally believe that Jorge Ramos should not take the situation of the millions residing in the country illegally so personally. He is so obsessed with the southern border situation that he only sees things according to his convenience.
All the 9-11 terrorists came into this country through the State of Florida. Did Ramos ever stop to think about that? What about securing the ports and airports in Florida?
The majority of his countrymen come here for economical and financial reasons. The Cubans who arrive in Mexico “illegally” do so for security reasons, looking for freedom and liberty. How does Mr. Ramos feel about those who are deported from Mexico with complete knowledge that they are being sent back to a death sentence?
Mr. Ramos, you are not the only reporter with the right to ask questions. A little bit of respect on your part for other reporters would be highly appreciated.
And what makes you believe that you are the best thing since Coca-Cola? In my book, Jorge Ramos, you were totally out of line in Iowa.
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Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.