Oh, the horror, the audacity that “Trump kicks Latino reporter out of news conference,” bemoaned the Washington Post August 26, 2015 print edition. So what!
Maybe the media was shocked because Trump’s the first Republican to have the balls to do this in awhile. But he’s certainly not the first politician to put a reporter in his place. Cue: Obama.
In 2012, when Daily Caller White House correspondent Neil Munro interrupted President Barack Obama in the middle of remarks in the Rose Garden, to ask about his immigration policy, the media wasn’t sympathetic. Oh, no, that was a different story.
“Obama interrupted: Disrespectful or latest in ‘era of incivility’?” tacitly opined CNN’s headline, like Munro’s behavior was sacrilegious— or something. The Daily Caller is a conservative news outlet.
Before speaking to a crowd of over 3,000 people in Iowa yesterday, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump held a press conference, where members of the media were observing the raise-your-hand protocol. Two minutes in, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos shouted a question at Trump about his plan for dealing with illegal immigration.
“Sit down. You weren’t called on. Sit down,” Trump told him
Ramos refused, screaming questions like grenades at Trump.
Trump’s bodyguard deported him from the room. Adios Amigo!
Flashback to 2012, here’s what Obama told Munro:
“Excuse me, sir. It’s not time for questions, sir,” Obama fired back. “Not while I’m speaking.”
Later, Munro explained he was trying to ask questions the White House press corps won’t because they report the news the White House decides. Let’s recap, it was disrespectful for Munro, a conservative reporter to interrupt Obama with a question about his immigration policy. But when Ramos, a liberal reporter, did the same thing to Trump, it was Trump who was the bad guy.
It’s about time somebody told these liberal journalists to “sit down” and shut up. Their bias is incredible. But Trump won’t tolerate it because he doesn’t need the media. Trump’s leading the polls. Frankly, the liberal (and conservative) media need him for ratings and that’s driving them nuts.
However, like a gentleman, Trump allowed the illegal alien sympathizer Ramos back into the press conference. Trump answered all of Ramos’ questions with a non-nonsense command of the issue. As a builder/developer, Trump said he could easily build a wall along 1,900 miles of the US border with Mexico.
Growing more indignant with each question, Ramos lectured Trump:
“No human being is illegal, Mr. Trump.”
To which Trump replied:
“Well, when they cross the border from a legal standpoint, they’re illegal immigrants whey they don’t have papers.”
Liberal “reporters,” and I use the word loosely, are used to shutting down debate on illegal immigration. Trump is used to winning. Finally, we have a politician on the right side of the issue, willing to defend Americans for a change instead of border jumpers.