Jorge Ramos has won eight Emmy Awards for his journalism.
For the past 19 years, since 1986, Ramos anchors the Univisión TV news program Noticiero Univision.
He also hosts the Univisión political news show Al Punto.
On the Fusion TV network, Ramos hosts America with Jorge Ramos.
On February 21, 2008, he represented Univisión in a Democratic debate between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
He has covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, five wars, thousands of national news events – and is widely recognized as the top Latino news anchor in the United States.
Ramos also cares deeply about the subject of immigration, and has written several books about it.
The Other Face of America traced the lives of dozens of immigrants, from many countries, who brought their dreams and energy to America.
A Country For All was a compelling examination of comprehensive immigration reform, and how it would benefit the entire U.S.
Dying to Cross revealed the danger, abuse, and death that many immigrants face, when trying to enter the U.S.
The Latino Wave was true to its jacket cover: showing exactly how Latinos are transforming politics in America.
This year, in 2015, Ramos was selected as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Time Magazine did not stop there. They put Jorge Ramos on the cover of the “100 Most Influential” issue.
Clearly, Jorge Ramos is not “another pretty face.” He does not just “read the news” from a teleprompter, and collect a big paycheck.
Ramos is a serious journalist with an international reputation, and a deep knowledge and commitment to immigration reform.
GO BACK TO UNIVISION
As an Emmy-winning journalist, Jorge Ramos’s job is to ask questions.
Ramos did his job in Dubuque, Iowa this week. He asked Donald Trump a question.
Here is how Trump responded:
Trump ignored Ramos.
Then he ordered him to sit down.
Then he said, “Go back to Univision.”
Then he threw him out of the press conference.
Here is a video of that press conference, with key moments at:
2:55 – 3:40
5:47 – 5:52
5:53 – 5:58
19:02 – 23:45
With this video, in just 25 minutes, we learned many things about Donald Trump.
He is willing to lie openly, at any moment
At 5:47 – 5:52, and again at 8:13 – 8:16, Trump claims he “doesn’t know who Jorge Ramos is.”
As a candidate for US president, it is impossible for Trump not to know the top Latino news anchor in the country…who was on the cover of Time Magazine, and selected as one of the Times “100 Most Influential People” in America.
In addition, when Trump sneers at Ramos and spits “go back to Univision” at him (3:07 – 3:08) it is obvious that Trump knows quite a bit about Jorge Ramos.
Another obvious lie:
At 3:13 – 3:18 in the clip, Trump turns to his security team and tells them “go ahead.” The security men immediately grab Ramos firmly by the elbow, and eject him from the press conference.
Less than 3 minutes later Trump denies this, saying “I did not escort him out. You’ll have to talk to my security people about that.” (5:53 – 5:58)
The point is…Trump is willing to lie, in a very obvious way, in front of millions of TV viewers.
From this video evidence, it appears that Trump will lie at the drop of a hat.
How many lies will he tell – on television and in private – as president of the US?
How many lies is he telling us now, throughout his entire campaign?
He seems to do it as easily as breathing.
He has a disregard for the press, and for the 1st Amendment
This is a presidential campaign, not an episode of The Apprentice. Yet if a reporter disagrees with Trump, he simply says “You’re fired” and ejects him from the room.
As president, Trump would have to be more subtle about it…which is even more disturbing.
With each passing press conference, the transparency and accountability of President Trump would become more remote.
Il Duce Donald will make the trains run on time, and mold public opinion like Charles Foster Kane: “People will think…what I tell them to think.”
He lies about immigrants
A 2013 Pew Research Center Study found that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes, than people born in the U.S.
Trump claims the exact opposite, but the facts speak for themselves. Just read any of the following sources:
He lies about the US Constitution
Donald Trump finally “allowed” Jorge Ramos to return to the press conference.
From 19:02 to 23:45 of the video, you’ll hear Trump lecturing Ramos, about changing our nation’s immigration policy by “amending the US constitution.”
Specifically, he’s referring to the birthright citizenship clause of the 14th amendment.
In the video, Trump says “we’ll amend it through Congress” and “we’ll challenge it in court,” but there’s a reason the 14th amendment has lasted for 147 years, since its enactment in 1868…and that is, that the US Constitution is almost impossible to amend.
It requires a request from 2/3 of all 50 state legislatures, followed by a 2/3 majority vote in both houses of congress, followed by a ratification from ¾ of the 50 state legislatures. That is the process, under Article V of the Constitution itself:
THE KNOW-NOTHING CANDIDATE
Trump’s “new” approach to “making America great again” is not new at all. In fact, it’s older than the 14th Amendment.
In the mid-1850s, the Know-Nothing Party was formed to purify American politics from the evil of Irishmen, German Catholics, and other “lawless” immigrants.
The Know-Nothings didn’t get very far, and neither will Trump.
Once people see the emptiness of the hot-air balloon known as Donald Trump, his support will wither away.
Unless of course, someone like Jorge Ramos comes along, and pops the balloon all at once.
Which is why Trump threw him out.