“The only thing I wanted to do is ask a question.” That’s what Jorge Ramos claimed with a straight face in a Wednesday-night appearance on The Kelly File. The chief anchor of the largest Spanish-language newscast in the United States and also a host on the Fusion cable network, Ramos tried to pretend that he didn’t confront, badger and level accusations against Donald Trump during a much-talked-about Tuesday news conference.
One might have gotten a hint about the tone and direction of the Ramos interview when Megyn Kelly opened the segment by asking, “What is it like to be caught in the crosshairs of a billionaire presidential front-runner?” The question was clearly a reference to Kelly’s own experience as a target of Trump’s pointed criticisms that some have called crude and unbecoming of a serious presidential candidate.
“You know exactly how it feels,” Ramos answered, before quickly moving on to defending his charge that Trump “tried to silence” him when he insisted on not just asking a question in the testy news conference, but clearly and repeatedly stating his own beliefs about illegal immigration and Donald Trump’s character.
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All one has to do is watch what actually took place in the tense moments before Trump asked his security personnel to escort Ramos out of the room. The belligerent “journalist” had acted as an insistent activist, a committed advocate, telling the GOP front-runner that he could not deport illegal immigrants or undo the policy of granting birthright citizenship to anchor babies.
At one point in the conversation with Ramos, Kelly tried to defend the Hispanic anchor’s disruptive actions, telling him, “It’s not unusual for a reporter to do what you did.”
“He tried to silence me,” claimed Ramos, not mentioning that Trump later invited him back into the press room and engaged him for some five minutes in a conversation where the “newsman” continued to interrupt and loudly express his personal point of view.
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Several times in the course of the interview on Fox News, Ramos charged that Trump’s actions are “dangerous.” As for the opinion of the Republican pacesetter for president, Trump has countered that Ramos was “ranting and raving like a madman” in the news conference.
By clicking on the video above, you can watch the revealing Megyn Kelly interview with Jorge Ramos. It’s interesting to note that, also on Wednesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly let his audience know that he has tried time and again to book Jorge Ramos on The Factor without success.
h/t: Fox News
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