Social Media Exploded When Jorge Ramos Took On Donald Trump

August 25th 2015

Alex Mierjeski

Jorge Ramos, a respected Mexican-American journalist and T.V. news anchor affiliated with Univision and Fusion, was ejected from a press conference for Donald Trump in Dubuque, Iowa, Tuesday evening after he pressed the 2016 presidential candidate on his immigration policies without being called on. 

"Excuse me, sit down, you weren't called. Sit down, sit down, sit down," Trump told the journalist, who was featured in April as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, appearing on the cover of some issues. "I have the right to ask a question," Ramos said, to which the GOP front-runner told him: "No you don't, you haven't been called. Go back to Univision" before a security guard escorted Ramos from the room. 

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Ramos was reportedly let back in and was allowed to pose his questions about Trump's plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants, but not before his forced removal from the room caused a storm on social media, with the anchor's name becoming a top trend across sites like Twitter, Google, and Facebook within hours of the event. 

Opinions fell on both sides, with many on social media denouncing Trump's decision, calling out double standards in media, and honing in on what many considered to be snide language from the candidate. 

Other observers, however, defended the question-and-answer protocol of press conferences, calling out Ramos for a lack of journalistic decorum. Some Trump supporters also drew parallels between Ramos and the immigrants targeted by the front-runner's aggressive border policies. 

For his part, Ramos had this to say.