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Off the Record

Greta: Ramos-Trump dustup not about press freedom

By Greta Van Susteren

Let's all go "Off the Record" for a minute.  Remember, this dust-up between Donald Trump and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos?

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DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  OK.  Who is next?  Yeah, please.  

JORGE RAMOS, UNIVISION ANCHOR:  Mr. Trump, I have a question.  

TRUMP:  Excuse me.  Sit down.  You weren't called.  Sit down.  

RAMOS:  No.  

TRUMP:  Sit down.

RAMOS:  No.

TRUMP:  Sit down.  

RAMOS:  I'm an immigrant and a U.S. citizen.  

TRUMP:  Go ahead.

RAMOS:  I have the right to ask a question.  

TRUMP:  No, you don't.  You haven't been called.  

RAMOS:  I have a right to ask a question.  

TRUMP:  Go back to Univision.  Go ahead.  

RAMOS:  You cannot deport 11 million.  

TRUMP:  Go ahead.  

RAMOS:  You cannot deport 11 million people.  You can't.  

(Inaudible)

TRUMP:  Go ahead.  

(Inaudible)

TRUMP:  Sit down.  Please.  You weren't called.  

RAMOS:  I'm a reporter and I have (inaudible).

TRUMP:  Go.  

RAMOS:  I have the right to ask a question.  

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Did you hear what Ramos said as he was being escorted out?  He said he has the right to ask questions.  

Not exactly. There is freedom of speech. But he was demanding Trump answer his questions. That's different. The Constitution does not require anyone to answer questions. Even the police can't demand that.

And as it turns out, Ramos was later re-admitted to the news conference. He asked his questions, and Donald Trump answered them. This dust-up, no one died.  Ramos should not make a big deal out of this.

And let's face it, he wasn't there to ask probing questions of a presidential candidate. He had an agenda. He wanted to pick a fight. And he got it. That's not journalism.  

Go to my Facebook page, comment there and tell me what you think and that's my "Off the Record" comment.