Politics

5 Outrageous Examples of Donald Trump Bullying Reporters

January 30th 2016

By:
Taylor Bell

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump may lack a lot of things like political correctness and experience in a public office, but one thing the business mogul doesn't lack is boldness. Whether he's right or wrong, the GOP front-runner is not afraid to speak his mind — especially if his thoughts happen to be directed at a member of the media.

Just in time for the Iowa caucus, we're looking back at all the times the GOP presidential candidate just didn't give a shit.

1. The time he shut down and kicked out Univision's reporter Jorge Ramos.

During a press conference in Dubuque, Iowa, Ramos stood up to ask Trump a question regarding immigration but couldn't fully utter the question before Trump interrupted him.

"Excuse me, you weren't called," Trump said. "Go back to Univision."

Then shortly after, Trump watched as his security escorted Ramos from the press room.

2. The time he bulldozed over Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

Kelly tried to address Trump's misogynistic remarks about women at a GOP debate back in August. She said:

"You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals."

Trump interjected, "Only Rosie O'Donnell."

In the days following the debate, Trump slammed Kelly, saying her questions were "ridiculous" and "off-base."

"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes," Trump told CNN. "Blood coming out of her wherever." The exchange between Trump and Kelly outraged people across the nation, including conservatives. And to this day, the GOP candidate refuses to participate in any debates where Kelly will serve as a moderator.

Related: Here Are All the Jabs Trump Has Made at Megyn Kelly

3. The time he screamed over Telemundo/MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart.

During a news conference in Laredo, Texas, Trump just finished explaining his good relationship with Latinos when Jose Diaz-Balart attempted to chime in.

According to NBC, Diaz-Balart was in the middle of laying the groundwork for his question when Trump cut him off with criticism of the media's reporting on what he says.

4. The time he tried to silence CNN's Anderson Cooper during a heated exchange about Trump's standing in the polls.

During an interview in July 2015, Trump ripped Cooper a new one for apparently citing a negative poll and being misleading.

“I am leading across the board,” Trump said. “And then you hit me with this poll that I didn’t see before, where oh, gee, it’s not even that kind of a poll. All I know is I have a very big group of support."

Cooper tried to jump in but that's when Trump interrupted.

"Let me tell you," Trump said. "The people don't trust you and the people don't trust the media and I understand why."

5. The time he went off on Good Morning America's Tom Llamas about the word "anchor baby."

During a press conference in New Hampshire Trump defended his use of the word "anchor baby" — a controversial term to describe children of illegal immigrants. As the Washington Post points out, the word "has largely been the territory of very conservative Americans who advocate cracking down on illegal immigration."

Good Morning America's Tom Llamas attempted to call out the GOP presidential candidate for using the term:

"Are you aware that the term 'anchor baby'--that's an offensive term. People find that hurtful."

And after a quick back and forth, Trump ended the conversation by saying "Excuse me! I'll use the term anchor baby."

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