White House corespondent April Ryan talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Donald Trump kicking Univision anchor and Journalist Jorge Ramos out of his latest press conference and his current standings in the race.
“The Univision thing was very bad. The unfortunate thing is that people don’t understand the back and forth between the press and the White House. When you are in a room with a principal, you want to get an answer from that candidate. Particularly when he is talking so much derogatory stuff about Mexican babies born at the border. You want an answer from your community. say “go back to Univision”, it was very negative and some perceive it as a racial. There is a certain dance that we do with the press with the principal. It was great that he brought him back but the damage was already done,” Ryan said.
Ryan says that Fox reporter Megyn Kelly was also targeted by Trump, despite the fact that the journalist was asking some important questions.
But the real question is, can Trump win as a backlash agains the Obama presidency and because of the will of some angry, racist whites?
“We have not seen this before. I just don’t know. We just don’t know,” says Ryan.
As for some of his more outlandish proposals, Ryan says that Trump’s s not providing any concrete ways to make them happen.
“I’m hearing him we need to have the border, the 2,000 mile border paid for by Mexico. They’re not going to pay for the border. And what about his deportation plan? There’s a huge economic side of this that people are not considering. And then talking about Constitutionality which the Republican Party has been so firm on [maintaining].
Ryan says that although some political insiders believe that, in the words of Roland Martin, Trump’s candidacy is ‘summer follies’ but others believe that Trump has a legitimate shot, as he’s currently leading the polls.
‘We’re not hearing a groundswell from the African-American community on the Democratic side or the Republican side. Of course not on the Republican side because you’re not hearing issues that pertain to the Black community. Right now, all lives matter but Black issues are on the table and Black people are in play and that’s why we’ve got to make all the candidates listen to us.”
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