Ricky Martin Blasts Donald Trump For Treatment Of Jorge Ramos

Posted: Aug 28 2015, 6:30am CDT | by , in News | Latest Celebrity News

Ricky Martin Blasts Donald Trump For Treatment Of Jorge Ramos
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  • Ricky Martin wrote a scathing op-ed on Aug. 27.
  • He criticized Donald Trump for his treatment of journalist Jorge Ramos.

Singer Ricky Martin lambasted presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday after the latter kicked Latin American reporter Jorge Ramos out of his news conference in Iowa on Aug. 25.

Ricky Martin feels Donald Trump must stop harrassing the Latino community.

Martin wrote a scathing op-ed on Trump on Fusion.net on Aug. 27. The famous singer criticized Trump for kicking Jorge Ramos out of his news conference in Iowa. Ramos is a famous Latin American journalist who works for Fusion and Univision.

In his op-ed, Martin says Latinos must not allow Trump to behave like he did:

"The fact that a person like Donald Trump, a candidate for the U.S. presidency for the Republican Party, has the gall to continue to freely harass the Latino community day after day makes my blood boil.

"Why would he assume he has the right to make absurd, incoherent and ignorant comments about us? From the beginning, his intent has been clear: To basically tell lies and offend us to stay in the public spotlight.

"Yesterday's episode involved one of the most admired and respected journalists in Hispanic media, Jorge Ramos, and it went too far.

"Jorge Ramos was doing his job as a jouralist in a press conference, which he attended representing one of the world's most important television networks for Hispanics and exercising his right of freedom of the press.

"Yet, Trump verbally assaulted and removed Jorge from the event without any apparent reason.

"I am not surprised Trump would aim so low. I am surprised that we Hispanics continue to accept these aggressions and accusations by individuals like Trump who continue to attack our dignity.

"It has to stop!

"If we have been united for some things, we must be united for all. We have already proven to the United States who we are as Latinos, and that we will not allow that type of behavior.

"We have to stop the power that Trump feels he has over Latinos, and the xenophobic speech that he and his campaign team seem to be convinced will be successful.

"Let's prove that Latinos must be respected. Let's not tolerate any politician using insults in the campaign. Let's respect those first-generation Latinos that arrived in the U.S. and opened a path for all of us. Each right that we have today, we have fought for.

"Xenophobia is the lowest form of political strategy. It is something we all need to fight together, not only for us, but also for the evolution of all humanity and those who will come after us."

Univision CEO Randy Falco echoed Martin's sentiments. He described Trump's treatment of Ramos as "beneath contempt." He issued a statement via Variety.com:

"As a presidential candidate, Mr. Trump is going to get tough questions from the press and has to answer them. Jorge Ramos is one of the most professional, dedicated and respected journalists I have seen or worked with in my 40 years in media.

"He always asks hard questions of candidates and elected officials, regardless of party or issue. Mr. Trump demonstrated complete 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."

Trump felt Ramos was "totally out of line" during the press conference on Tuesday. He discussed his side with TODAY's Matt Lauer on Aug. 26.

"I would have gotten to him very quickly," Trump said. "This man gets up and starts ranting and raving and screaming, and honestly being very disrespectful to all the other reporters."

"Sit down, you weren't called," Trump told Ramos (via TODAY.com). "Go back to Univision."

Security escorted Ramos out of the room. He came back moments later to ask two questions, per TODAY.com.

According to FOXNews.com's Howard Kurtz, Ramos didn't just ask questions during the event. He says "Ramos broke in without being called on." Ramos lectured and shouted at Trump on the issue of immigration.

"You cannot deport 11 million people," Ramos yelled. "You cannot build a wall for 1,900 miles."

Ramos kept yelling when Trump told him to sit down. He continued his rant as police escorted him out, per FOXNews.com.

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