Unless you are literally not on social media, you must already know about last night’s press conference confrontation between Univision anchor Jorge Ramos and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. After Ramos was escorted from the room and before he returned to the press conference, a video of a Trump supporter telling Ramos to “get out of my country” has also emerged. Our team shared all these videos and links in the last 12 hours, and we asked our community: What do you think? What follows are comments from our Facebook page and Twitter account. In short, the vast majority of followers sided with Ramos and supported him.
From Jennifer Duronio: “I too hope Univision doesn’t let this go. Jorge Ramos is an esteemed journalist deserving of all due respect, even if Trump doesn’t want to answer his questions.”
From Rachel Garcia: “Where are all the other journalists standing up for our guy Jorge????? He’s a very established and respected journalist for decades and no one even blinks!”
From Roberto Icon:“THIS will trigger a war between Trump and Univision. Univision has the power to move masses against Trump of course. He seemed to forget how Obama won the past two elections.”
From Angel Partida: “Did any other members of the so called media even ask the same question? Or were scared they would also be ejected? I’m curious…”
From Stella Stella Bobella: “It’s almost surreal the way it really deeply offends some people, to have to face & accept ‘foreigners’ who are US citizens. It must be easier for them to justify hate on someone undocumented, but those who have the audacity to be legal citizens??! I find them greedy, ignorant, and without class (to put it mildly). I know many agree, yet the socially conscious, the compassionate, progressive minds are not as loud as these others. That is all people who support Trump have: loudness. It will be an utter tragedy (for lack of a better word), if the rest of us let something so weak and ridiculous, as terror screams and tantrums, lead to the damage OUR country beyond repair. We *must* get out to vote. Some things do work themselves out- this, is not one of those things. Regardless of how bored w/politics, politicians, or the news in general we may be, pretending it’s not our problem, will lead us deeper into far worse problems we won’t be able to escape. Vote!”
Twitter was no different, as many expressed the same support for Ramos:
@TesaChambers tweeted this:
— Unarmed & Dangerous (@TesaChambers) August 26, 2015
This is what @quinteroclan said:
Finally, @librotraficante shared this meme:
— Tony Diaz (@Librotraficante) August 26, 2015
Maria Hinojosa also tweeted several times last night:
Jorge Ramos: I have never been thrown out of a news conference. Happened in US. I am a citizen–was thrown out by a presidential candidate.
— Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) August 26, 2015
Jorge Ramos: If this happened to me, imagine what happens to those who are not citizens, not high profile journo. — Maria Hinojosa (@Maria_Hinojosa) August 26, 2015
Maria’s tweets generated several responses:
— Vet for Trump 2016 (@BuddyChristSays) August 26, 2015
I shared a quote Ramos gave in Spanish during the Univision broadcast, which I loosely translated into English:
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) August 26, 2015
That tweet also many responses, as expected. Here is just a sample of those responses:
— anna (@anna_latina1992) August 26, 2015
— ~Cg~ (@ghbt1) August 26, 2015
As Digital Media Director for the Futuro Media Group, Julio works with the Latino USA team to promote the show’s episodes and expand its social reach. He is also a frequent contributor to the show. In 2011, Julio founded LatinoRebels.com, one of the top U.S. Latino sites in the world. Previously, Julio was digital producer for Al Jazeera America’s “The Stream” and his work has been featured in many global outlets, including the New York Times, Quartz, NPR, Le Monde, Face the Nation, MSNBC, Fusion, Univision and Telemundo.