Jorge Ramos: Journalists Will Be Judged By How We Reacted To Donald Trump, By Not Rejecting His "Racism"


Univision's Jorge Ramos criticizes Donald Trump's outreach to the Latino community and his "racist" use of "bad hombres" at the final presidential debate in an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Friday night.

Ramos said journalists and politicians, including himself, "will be judged by how we reacted to Donald Trump." Ramos also said this is a "one of those historical moments" where journalists have to say, "I reject racism. I reject discrimination, I reject sexism."

"And when a party, a major party decides just to stand by the lines and not be really assertive, I think people will remember," he added.

Ramos, however, did acknowledge that Democrats are taking Latinos for granted.

"On the other hand, many times Democrats are taking Latinos for granted," the Fusion anchor said. "Look what happened with President Barack Obama. He promised he was going to do immigration reform during the first year. He didn't do it. And not only that, he has deported more immigrants, 2.5 million, more than any other president in the history of the United States."

"So, here you have a president who got a massive support of Latinos, and then he got DACA, but that's about it. And Hillary Clinton, by the way, she promised not to deport children," he said.

"So, we'll remember," Ramos warned Clinton. "We’ll remember that she promised she's not going to deport any immigrant who does not have a criminal record."

Ramos said Trump's remark about "bad hombres" in America is a "stereotype" and that the Latino community is "full of hombres buenos, not bad hombres."

"It is not a bad word but as it's a stereotype," Ramos criticized. "Again, the Latino community is full of Hombres Buenos, not bad hombres. All the studies that I've seen conclude that immigrants are less likely to be criminals or to be behind bars in comparison to native born."

Ramos said under Trump the number of hate groups has increased, noting that there has been an increase in mosque attacks and the Ku Klux Klan grew from 72 chapters to 190.

"I'm really concerned that all these expressions of hate are going to continue because, first people think about it," Ramos said. "Then they express it. And then they act upon it. I don't think it's going to end. I think it's going to take many, many years to repair the damage done during this election."

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