Donald Trump doesn't like people who criticize him, as a general rule. Donald Trump also does not like Univision — he's suing the Spanish-language news network for $500 million after it dropped coverage of his Miss Universe pageant.
So when Univision journalist Jorge Ramos — the most trusted name in Latino news — asked a question at a Trump press conference without getting called on, Trump had his security detail bounce Ramos from the press conference, shouting, "Go back to Univision!"
WATCH: Trump kicks Univision's Jorge Ramos out of press conference. https://t.co/Ej9r3xIBsz— ¡Gabe! Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 25, 2015
Trump eventually relented and let Ramos back into the press conference. The two men then had an extended back-and-forth over the issues of immigration and the Latino vote, which Ramos alleged Trump might lose for the GOP — and to which Trump replied with this:
Trump: "Hispanics love me; they love me. You know what they want? They want jobs."— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) August 25, 2015
This is a chart from a Gallup poll from earlier this week:
Jorge Ramos, by contrast, made Time's 2015 list of the most 100 influential people, and is generally considered to be the most authoritative newscaster on Spanish-language television.
Ramos isn't an impartial journalist. He sees his role as championing Latino voters and immigrant rights, and he challenges members of both parties on their immigration records and rhetoric. So it's not surprising that he confronted Trump. But Trump's first response, rather than answering the questions or simply ignoring him, was to kick Ramos out.