Two days later, the 57-year-old appeared on CNN‘s Anderson Cooper 360 to speak out about the confrontation.
Ramos considers himself to be “just a reporter asking questions,” which was tough for him to do because Trump wouldn’t agree to an interview — so he went all the way to the candidate’s Iowa press conference to get his questions answered.
The confrontation began when Ramos tried to ask a question, to which the former Apprentice host responded:
“You haven’t been called… Go back to Univision!”
When Cooper asked Ramos what he thought Trump really meant by that comment, the anchor of the Spanish-language network answered:
“The same kind of language that we hear from people who are against immigrants… I’m a U.S. citizen. This is not Donald Trump’s country, this is our country.”
Ramos explained that Trump’s comments are creating a dangerous ripple effect in encouraging similar minded Americans to be more vocal, adding:
“What many Americans say in their homes, with their friends, in their kitchens, now many of them feel that it is OK to say that to minorities, to Latinos and this is really creating a terrible backlash.”
Trump’s comments really are unleashing outdated, hateful individuals to speak out.
Check out the video (below) to see Ramos respond to being confronted by a Trump supporter who lashes out at him:
[Image via CNN.]