“Why don’t you report [on Donald Trump’s demagoguery and racism] honestly?” Sean Hannity asked Univision’s Jorge Ramos in an interview Wednesday night. “I don’t need a lecture from you,” Hannity pouted. “You’ve got an agenda.”
Last Wednesday, O’Reilly wondered aloud how Ramos could cover Trump when “you’re on the record as calling him an anti-immigrant bigot?” Ramos referenced Trump’s famous comment from his campaign kickoff announcement last June: “When you say that Mexican immigrants are criminals or rapists, that is, for many people, a racist remark.” O’Reilly lashed back: “But he didn’t say all of them were.”
An identical defense pathetically turned up last night on the set of “Hannity.”
The always-fiery host blasted Ramos on two fronts: “When you go out there and say that he wants to ban 1.5 billion people from coming into the United States because of their religion or when you said that he’s calling all Mexicans criminals and murderers and rapists, that is a false characterization on your part.”
Actually, it’s not. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” was Trump’s exact quote, last June. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Anyway, Jorge Ramos is a saint.