UPDATE 1-Trump defends removal of Univision anchor from news conference
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WASHINGTON Aug 26 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to toss a news anchor with the Spanish-language Univision network out of a news conference, in his latest tussle with a U.S. television personality.
"I'm not a bully," Trump told NBC in an interview.
On Tuesday, Univision's Jorge Ramos was removed from Trump's news conference in Dubuque, Iowa, after the business mogul-turned-candidate said the journalist was asking a question out of turn.
"He was totally out of line last night," Trump said of Ramos, speaking on NBC's "Today" program.
Ramos, who has been critical of Trump's stance on immigration, said he was waiting for his turn to ask a question on the subject when Trump ordered him out.
"He didn't like my question and when he didn't like my question then he motioned so the one security guard would come where I was and then threw me out of the press conference," Ramos told ABC's "Good Morning America."
The dust-up was the latest involving a television anchor and the outspoken Trump, who also has faced criticism for his war-of-words with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly after that network's recent Republican presidential debate.
Trump is locked in a legal battle with Univision over the network's recent decision to cancel its contract to broadcast the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, co-owned by Trump, after he made controversial remarks about undocumented Latino immigrants. Continuación...