After weeks of dangerous, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric from Donald Trump, lately it’s felt like anyone with dark skin and an accent could be a walking target — even Emmy-winning news anchors.
Following his ejection from Trump’s press conference yesterday, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was confronted by a man identified as a Trump supporter, who, in front of cameras, told the journalist (and U.S. citizen) to “get out of my country”:
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “passionate” fans will likely support him for any reason, even if it means going after U.S. citizen journalists. Soon after Donald Trump ejected the Spanish media Univision journalist Jorge Ramos from a press conference for asking questions about immigration on Tuesday night, a man told Ramos to “get out of my country.”
“You were very rude — this is not about you,” the unidentified man says, confronting Ramos outside the press conference, in video footage uploaded to the Univision‘s website. “Get out of my country. Get out–”
“This is my country — I’m a U.S. citizen too,” Ramos quipped.
“Well, whatever. Univision-whatever. It’s not about you,” the man shot back, before an uniformed individual separated the two.
The identity of the man — who appeared to be wearing a Trump sticker or button on his jacket — currently remains unknown. The Trump campaign, in turn, has denied having anything to do with him.
This is just the latest in a series of incidents involving Trump supporters lashing out against Latinos. Days ago, two brothers brutally assaulted a homeless Latino man sleeping near a subway station in Boston. “‘Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,’” one of the brothers allegedly told the police.
Watch the disturbing video of a Donald Trump supporter berating Univision’s Jorge Ramos below.