Ramos Weighs In

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More than a week after it originally aired, the Univision interview with former President Donald Trump is still being criticized by leading voices inside and outside the Spanish language network.

A few days after the softball back and forth, one anchor quit and now the network’s best known journalist, Jorge Ramos has weighed in through his weekly column to say the Trump interview did not meet basic journalistic standards.

Ramos, who was famously kicked out of a Trump news conference in 2015, said, “We cannot normalize behavior that threatens democracy and the Hispanic community, or offer Trump an open microphone to broadcast his falsehoods and conspiracy theories. We must question and fact-check everything he says and does. That’s why it is very dangerous to fail to confront Trump. And that’s why it is our moral obligation to confront him every time there’s a journalistic opportunity to do it.”

In his column, Ramos seemed to leave open the possibility that he too could end up leaving the network over the issue.