GOOD

Trump Aide Tells Univision Reporter To ‘Get Out Of My Country’

Chilling

via Twitter

Before Donald Trump took office, many doubted whether he’d actually follow through on his outlandish and inhumane campaign promises. Given his penchant for hyperbole, many thought his proposed Muslim ban, wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and press bullying were no more than appeals to the extremists in his base. But his recent whirlwind of executive orders and combative relationship with the press has shown him to be serious. Earlier this week, a disturbing video resurfaced from the early days of his campaign that eerily foreshadow the events of today.


In August 2015, a month into Trump’s presidential campaign, the then-candidate had a verbal altercation with Univision reporter Jorge Ramos during a press conference. Ramos told Trump he “cannot deport 11 million people, you cannot build a 1,900 mile wall, you cannot deny citizenship in this country.” Trump aggressively told Ramos to “Go back to Univision,” and then moved on to another reporter. But Ramos wouldn’t remain silent. He demanded an answer until he was forcefully removed from the press conference by Trump aides.

After being removed from the press conference, Ramos asserted his rights as a journalist, “I am a reporter and I have a right to ask a question,” he told the aide. The aide, stereotyping Ramos for his accent, callously told him to “Get out of my country.” Not backing down, Ramos defiantly asserted himself, “I am also a U.S. citizen.” The altercation occurred after Univision dropped Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant because of his “Mexicans are rapists,” comment a month earlier. Trump countered by suing Univision for $500 million which was settled out of court.

Articles
via Barry Schapiro / Twitter

The phrase "stay in your lane" is usually lobbed at celebrities who talk about politics on Twitter by people who disagree with them. People in the sports world will often get a "stick to sports" when they try to have an opinion that lies outside of the field of play.

Keep Reading
Culture

The Free the Nipple movement is trying to remove the stigma on women's breasts by making it culturally acceptable and legal for women to go topless in public. But it turns out, Free the Nipple might be fighting on the wrong front and should be focusing on freeing the nipple in a place you'd never expect. Your own home.

A woman in Utah is facing criminal charges for not wearing a shirt in her house, with prosecutors arguing that women's chests are culturally considered lewd.

Keep Reading

In August, the Recording Academy hired their first female CEO, Deborah Dugan. Ten days before the Grammys, Dugan was placed on administrative leave for misconduct allegations after a female employee said Dugan was "abusive" and created a "toxic and intolerable" work environment. However, Dugan says she was actually removed from her position for complaining to human resources about sexual harassment, pay disparities, and conflicts of interest in the award show's nomination process.

Just five days before the Grammys, Dugan filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and her claims are many. Dugan says she was paid less than former CEO Neil Portnow. In 2018, Portnow received criticism for saying women need to "step up" when only two female acts won Grammys. Portnow decided to not renew his contract shortly after. Dugan says she was also asked to hire Portnow as a consultant for $750,000 a year, which she refused to do.

Keep Reading