Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos defended his Tuesday night questioning of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump in an interview Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File,"
saying Trump had refused his requests for an interview.
But host Megyn Kelly, who also has been the subject of Trump's ire, asked Ramos why he expected the candidate to talk to him since an official at Univision once tweeted a photo comparing Trump to South Carolina church shooter Dylan Roof.
Ramos himself has accused Trump of spreading hate against Hispanics over his stand to deport illegal immigrants.
"Can you understand Trump's side of it, which is, this is not the outlet I want to take these questions from because their mind is made up about me?" Kelly asked Ramos. "In his defense, why would he want to engage with you when you are on the record as calling him the most hateful divisive figure running for president right now?"
Ramos said Trump should talk to him "because his words are dangerous and his ideas are extreme when it comes to immigration and when it comes to freedom of the press."
Ramos defended what his critics have called advocacy journalism, saying that, "As journalists, with all due respect, I think we have to take a stand when it comes to racism, corruption, public life, dictatorships and human rights."
In a later interview with Trump supporter Ann Coulter, Kelly said Ramos appears to "confuse the role of journalist with advocate."
Trump had Ramos tossed from the Tuesday press conference when he continued asking questions out of turn, but later allowed him back in and engaged him in a lengthy debate.
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