Chief executive of Univision, Randy Falco, has some words for billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump as he called his behavior this week at a news conference, “beneath contempt.”
Falco released the statement in response to an incident that occurred during a news conference on Tuesday between businessman Trump, and Jorge Ramos, Univision anchor.
At the conference, Univision’s Ramos’ repeatedly attempted to question Trump’s plans for immigration reform, but he was informally cut off and escorted out of the room. Trump accused Ramos of speaking out of turn.
Falco warned that Trump was “going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them,” and he scolded the candidate for treating Ramos, a renowned news veteran, with “disregard for him and for the countless Hispanics whom Jorge seeks to represent through press questions that are at the heart of the First Amendment,” according to Business Insider.
Trump and Falco have been bumping heads ever since Trump’s campaign announcement in June, during which Trump bashed Mexican immigrants. Since then, the network has bowed out of any further coverage of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, to which Trump responded with a $500 million lawsuit, according Business Insider.
Businessman Trump declared that he would win the Latino vote but the conflict with Ramos possibly changed things for Trump.
Ramos, who works for both Fusion and Univision, has the ear of millions of Hispanic voters, according to Business Insider.