For Jorge Ramos, evidently the greatest moral imperative in his life is to thwart the enforcement of U.S. immigration law.
What else can explain the decision of the self-professed former Catholic, agnostic senior news anchor of Univision to use the fleeting seconds of his only encounter to date with Pope Francis to plead on behalf of 'the immigrants who Trump wants to deport'?
In yet another of his carefully staged publicity stunts, during an audience with the Roman Pontiff, Ramos framed the President-elect of the United States as an ogre who is going to deport immigrants, and pleaded for the Pope's intervention.
JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION, ADDRESSING POPE FRANCIS: Don't forget the immigrants who Trump wants to deport. Thanks.
JORGE RAMOS, ANCHOR, UNIVISION, VOICE-OVER: The Pope smiled at me, moved his head, but didn't say anything.
True to form, Ramos never ceases to champion and lobby for the interests of the apparently significant chunk of his audience who are unlawfully present in the United States. In his moral universe, their interests are consistently pre-eminent.
In order to cast Trump in the worst possible light before the most prominent faith leader of the Christian world, Ramos does not ask the Holy Father to intervene and ask the President-elect to be merciful to those who have committed a transgression by violating the immigration laws of the United States.
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Instead, before the Pope, Ramos chooses to characterize Trump as if he were a monster who is going to deport legitimate immigrants and refugees who are in the country.
Following the brief encounter, even Ramos acknowledged — in a post on Univison's far-left Fusion website — that 'it was not the right moment to start a diplomatic confrontation with the U.S. President-elect.' But that didn't stop him from performing the ill-conceived publicity stunt, and then seek to milk it for all its worth.