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Trump Defends Kicking Univision Anchor Out Of News Conference Over Immigration Outburst

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is in another feud with a television journalist.

Security escorted a Univision anchor out of a news conference Tuesday after he questioned the presidential candidate about his immigration proposals.

As Trump continues to rise in the polls, voters who support him continually say they like the businessman because he speaks his mind, CBS2's Mark Albert reported.

Tuesday night, Trump proved once again he is not afraid to mix it up with journalists if he doesn't like their questions.

Trump: "Sit down. You haven't been called."

Anchor Jorge Ramos: "I have the right to ask a question."

Trump: "Go back to Univision."

Trump said Ramos started questioning him without being called upon.

"He just stands up and starts screaming, so you know, maybe he's at fault also," Trump said.

"I've been a journalist for more than 30 years. I've been all over the world and I've never been thrown out of any press conference or from any interview. This is not Cuba or Venezuela," Ramos said on "CBS This Morning."

This is not Trump's first run in with Univision. He's suing the network because it pulled out of a contract to air Trump's Miss America pageant after making controversial remarks about immigration.

But some say Ramos does deserve part of the blame.

"He was making a bit of a speech more than he was asking a question, and he had not yet been called on so, Trump had some, some minor ground for trying to restore some decorum. But it wasn't handled well," Bloomberg Politics, Co-Managing Editor John Heilemann said.

This latest dustup with the press follows a sometimes bitter back and forth with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. Trump let loose with a flurry of tweets and re-tweets saying she was "off her game" and a "bimbo."

Fox has called on Trump to apologize. Trump, however, says Kelly needs to apologize to him for the questions she asked during the first presidential debate.

"It's difficult to think of anything that is comparable in modern presidential politics," said University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry Sabato.

Sabato told CBS2's Dick Brennan Trump's battles may catch up with him.

"The more controversies that Donald Trump is in, the less likely it will be that voters concerned about electability will choose him," said Sabato.

Now, it appears one feud is fading with Trump saying he's making up with Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes after attacking Kelly. Trump said Ailes is a great guy and added that he even liked Kelly's show on Tuesday night, Brennan reported.


Meanwhile, Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton just commented on the possibility that Vice President Joe Biden might join the race.

"He has to make what is a very difficult decision for himself and his family, and he should have the space and the opportunity to decide what he wants to do," said Clinton.

It's not clear when Biden might decide on a run, but he would certainly shake up the Democratic race.

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