The famous latino television anchor, Jorge Ramos, announced on national television in front of a Latino audience yesterday that despite those people trying to “separate us with a wall,” that America “is our country, not theirs.”
You can see the video here.
This is not Ramos’ first run in with the Trump administration. Ramos is very well known in the Latino community, working for Univision, a major television network. Over the summer, CNN reported that Ramos and then-candidate Trump had a run in over Trump’s policies. Ramos claimed that Trump never called on him, and he was unable to discuss certain issues with the candidate.
Ramos added after his statement, “Let me repeat this: OUR country, not theirs. It is our country. And we are not going to leave. We are nearly 60 million Latinos in the United States. And thanks to US, the United States eats, grows and, as we’ve seen today, sings and dances. So when they attack us, we already know what we are going to do. We are not going to sit down. We will not shut up. And we will not leave. That is what we are going to do.”
Newsbusters has more:
Further ramping up his open opposition to President Trump’s immigration law enforcement policies, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos has let loose with an outrageous tirade that could best be described as equal parts nationalistic identity politics, racially-driven demagoguery, and yet another instance of the irresponsible conflation of legal and illegal immigration.
Here’s how the Univision/Fusion anchor kicked off his participation in the 2017 edition of the network’s annual entertainment awards show, Premios Lo Nuestro (“Our Awards”)
Premios Lo Nuestro is usually just a nice bit of entertainment for fans of the many different genres of Latin music…not unlike the Billboards or the CMAs. However, as we saw during last year’s pre-election RiseUp concert and GOTV rally, Univision is increasingly mixing politics and entertainment – and that’s how we end up with Ramos as a presenter at a music awards show.
Ramos’ speech is amazingly strident, with an “us against them” tone that one would not expect from someone who incessantly promotes diversity from the other side of his mouth. When Ramos told the audience that “there are many who do not want us to be here”, he erases any distinction between legal and illegal immigration, and irresponsibly casts immigration as an exclusively Latino issue. This is not the first time Ramos has drawn on both deceptive and discredited rhetorical devices such as these.