Jorge Ramos: Only People Who Have Denied Me Press Access Are Trump, Fidel Castro
The only public figure who prevented Jorge Ramos from asking a question before the 2016 campaign began was former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the Univision anchor said.
Since the start of the campaign, Ramos was ejected from a Donald Trump press conference in August, during which he stood up and began asking the Republican presidential candidate a question about his immigration policy proposals. Trump told Ramos to “go back to Univision.” The incident set off a media firestorm.
“I thought that was impossible that I would ever see something like that in the United States, which is a direct attack on freedom of the press,” Ramos said on “The Axe Files” podcast, hosted by former Obama adviser David Axelrod. “He called his bodyguard to throw me out of a press conference. In my 30 years as a journalist, I have never been ejected from a press conference.”
Even in his travels to Cuba and Venezuela, Ramos said, he had never experienced something quite like that. Ramos recalled an incident in 1990 when Fidel Castro’s body guard thwarted his efforts to ask a question, adding that he was also punched in the stomach.
Listen to the audio above, via “The Axe Files.”
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