Here’s an interesting clip, posted today, from a Dubuque, Iowa press conference last night. Donald Trump called on an unidentified reporter to ask a question. Jorge Ramos, who is no fan of Trump, interrupted and began a long-winded question (which we cannot hear). Mr. Ramos refused to come back to order and sit down, even after repeated instructions to do so.
From my standpoint, Ramos was clearly out of line. He did not have the floor and it was not his turn to ask a question. Eventually Trump looked to his left and a security man escorted Ramos, who relentlessly continued to speak, out of the building.
- It was Trump’s press conference. It was his province to call on reporters for questions.
- Mr. Ramos was not in charge of the event. He was there as a reporter.
The takeaway? Trump did the right thing. Mr. Ramos was wrong. Mr. Ramos took on the role of a one-man protest mob at a presidential candidate’s press conference. I don’t think CNN liked it too much that Mr. Ramos was ejected. Too bad.
Ramos eventually came back and was allowed to ask his questions. He continued to interrupt Mr. Trump while his questions were being answered. Interruption and editorializing over the top of the responses is a tactic of the LEFT.
You can decide.
Thanks to Drudge for the links.