“We wanted to hear Mr. Trump clearly articulate his views, away from the public spectacle, the media, and the debate floor,” read the statement.

Palomarez told CNN Tuesday that he found the “dichotomy between the private Donald Trump and the public Donald Trump” intriguing and noted that the characteristically brash businessman “listened a lot more than he spoke.”…

According to CNN, Palomarez was asked to express his candid thoughts on Trump’s decision to remove the Hispanic news anchor from a recent press conference after he interrupted another journalist without being called on. Later on, the real estate mogul permitted Ramos to re-enter and ask his question.

Palomarez reportedly told Trump that “both sides were at fault.”