CNN’s rude and obnoxious White House press correspondent April Ryan was totally off the chain on Tuesday.
Ryan has spent well over a year pushing the narrative that the Trump administration and everyone in it are a bunch of racists and are unfairly discriminating against her and other blacks.
President Trump’s gutsy flea-flicker play to foil the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles plan to embarrass him by spending their day in Washington visiting largely African-American youth groups while only sending Nick Foles and the team mascot had the entire media up in arms and none more so than Ryan.
She was called out for a tweet reporting fake news that the crowd was booing Trump when he held the ceremony minus the disinvited NFL troublemakers and had to delete it and back down after video showed that the crowd was booing an anti-Trump heckler – probably the same horse’s ass who became a media hero by taking a knee during the ceremony.
The original breaking boo tweet was deleted as reporters on the South Lawn who told of the booign and heckling did not see all of what happened on the other side of the lawn. After the tape was watched the heckler was booed not @realDonaldTrump
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 5, 2018
Then the icing on the cake.
Ryan got combative with White Press Secretary Sarah Sanders with whom she had already clashed last month but this time, Sanders wasn’t having any of it and stuffed Miss Piggy’s rude hectoring while she was promoting Colin Kaepernick’s talking points.
"Is the president aware that this is about police-involved shootings, and not about disrespecting the flag?" April Ryan asks in contentious exchange.
"The president has made his position crystal clear on this topic," Press Sec. Sanders replies. "He not going to waver on that." pic.twitter.com/yKRLY7AITX
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 5, 2018
Via The Washington Examiner “Sarah Sanders shuts down April Ryan: ‘Stop talking'”:
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday asked reporter April Ryan to “stop talking” so she can answer her question and accused Ryan of “rudely” interrupting the briefing to shout questions about police violence.
As Sanders was trying to talk with another reporter, Ryan, of American Urban Radio, interrupted to ask several times if President Trump was aware of the real reason why NFL players were kneeling in some games.
“Is the president aware that this is about police-involved shootings and not about disrespecting the flag?” Ryan asked a few times.
When Sanders started to answer, Ryan interrupted again, Sanders said, “I let you rudely interrupt me and your colleague,” Sanders said. “I’m going to ask that you allow me to finish my answer.”
“I would be happy to answer if you would stop talking long enough to let me do that,” she added.
“The president has made his position crystal clear on this topic,” Sanders continued. “He feels strongly that standing for our national anthem is something that we should do, something that matters to what makes our country special and unique, and what sets us apart. He’s not going to waver on that, he’s not going to apologize for it.”
Ryan wasn’t satisfied, prompting Sanders to move on to another reporter.
“April, I’ve addressed your question, I’m not going to continue to engage with you,” Sanders said.
How’s that for a nice big helping of STFU?