Trump camp reportedly cancels interview after reporter overheard speaking Spanish

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Donald Trump may be in hot water with the Spanish-speaking world, again.

BuzzFeed reports that freelance reporter Marcos Stupenengo was waiting inside Trump Tower for his scheduled interview with the GOP's presumptive nominee. Stupenengo took a phone call in Spanish, and after that he was told the Trump campaign had "no interest in taking part in an interview with him."

The BuzzFeed article cites a "source with knowledge of the incident" and includes an email quote from Stupenengo that says, "I can say that after 13 years of journalism worse things have happened to me."

Other media outlets have picked up the story, but everything thus far points back to BuzzFeed and its relatively vague source.

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Trump camp reportedly cancels interview after reporter overheard speaking Spanish

Stephen Baldwin


Baldwin, who was fired by Trump on two different seasons of "The Celebrity Apprentice," said during an interview with Don Lemon on an episode of "CNN Tonight" that Trump would make a "great" president "because he's not a politician, and he doesn't care what anybody thinks."  

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Gary Busey

The actor endorsed Trump back in 2011, even after being fired from season four of "The Celebrity Apprentice," and offered his praise for the presidential hopeful again recently. "He's a great guy. He's sharp. He's fast," he told Fox411. "He can change the country after the last eight years."  

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Dennis Rodman

The retired pro-basketball player tweeted: "@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump! Trump 2016." He was fired from season two of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Lou Ferrigno

When asked by TMZ for his thoughts on Trump, the actor and former bodybuilder said, "I hope Donald goes all the way." He was also fired from a season of "The Celebrity Apprentice." 

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Ted Nugent 

The musician wrote an article for WorldNetDaily in which he said, "[Trump] should be given the Medal of Freedom for speaking his mind in such a bold, honest, and straightforward manner."

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Tila Tequila 

The model and reality star posted a video on YouTube expressing her support for Trump.

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Wayne Newton

The Las Vegas entertainer announced his support on "Fox and Friends," “I love Donald, and he would make a great president,” he said. But he also voiced his support for other hopefuls, such as Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ben Carson. 

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Willie Robertson

The businessman and star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” supported Trump at a rally in Oklahoma last year, where he was invited up on stage. He officially announced his endorsement in January. 

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Jesse Ventura 

Jesse Ventura

The former pro wrestler, former Minnesota governor, and actor was speaking with previous Trump staffer Roger Stone for "Off the Grid," when Ventura said, "I shocked my staff today. I came in and said, ‘You know what, as far as the Republicans are concerned, I hope Trump wins.'" Though he also added, "Now I’m not a Republican — I’m not a Democrat either — so ultimately, I’d like somebody else to win overall.”

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Terrell Owens 

The retired NFL wide receiver told TMZ Sports, "This may be what the country needs and Trump... He’s a guy who won’t put up with B.S. and has what it takes to change how government is run." He appeared on the most recent season of "The Celebrity Apprentice."   

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Trump, who has consistently criticized the media throughout his campaign, has not commented. Instead, he spent some of his Twitter time on Monday railing on The New York Times and its article about his treatment of women.

But this isn't the first time Trump has landed in hot water with a member of the Spanish-speaking press. In August, Univision's Jorge Ramos was kicked out of a Trump press conference in Iowa.

This latest incident isn't likely to help him in the polls — an April survey of more than 2,000 registered Latino voters found 87 percent had an unfavorable view of Trump.

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