Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump fields a question from Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos during a press conference held before his campaign event at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa. Earlier in the press conference Trump had Ramos removed from the room when he failed to yield when Trump wanted to take a question from a different reporter.Scott Olson, Getty Images

Influential Latino journalist Jorge Ramos was kicked out of a Donald Trump press conference Tuesday night in Iowa, following a series of pointed questions from the Univision reporter surrounding the Republican candidate's positions on immigration.

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After telling him to sit down several times, Trump shouted, "Go back to Univision," just before the journalist was physically removed from the room. Ramos later came back to the room for a series of heated exchanges about how as president Trump would build a wall, deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, and reform the immigration system.

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Watch the exchange:

It didn't take long for leading Latinos on Twitter to react to the incident, citing Ramos' popularity and his influence in the national conversation. Earlier this year, Ramos was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. Ramos has been an anchor on Univision since 1986, where his nightly program has an average audience of nearly 1.9 million viewers, according to the Pew Research Center.

"My solidarity is with journalist @jorgeramosnews. No one should diminish freedom. In a democracy, the right to decent is essential."

"I wish for a future in which my children see more exemplary Americans like Jorge Ramos @jorgeramosnews."

"My solidarity is with @jorgeramosnews. Very worrisome intolerance from @realDonaldTrump. Even if he doesn't win, he is poisoning public opinion."

"Trump, like any fascist, only knows force, not reason."

"Trump once again shows his hatred of Latinos, ejects @jorgeramosnews from press conference."

"Listen to the arrogance and pride of Trump as he speaks to @jorgeramosnews. Deplorable."

"I am not a fan of @jorgeramos. I have a lot of doubts about his concept of activism journalism. But what happened today is in poor taste."

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