CNN’s April Ryan was badgering Sarah Sanders mercilessly because she was unsatisfied by an answer. She ignored the press secretary’s move to take a question from another reporter and repeatedly attempted to press her on the topic of police brutality.
That’s when Sarah went in for the kill shot…
In response to a question from Ryan, Sanders argued President Donald Trump’s criticism of NFL protests during the national anthem were not about restricting free speech but about respect for America. After stating that position, Sanders said she would take “one last question” and called on CBS White House reporter Steven Portnoy, but Ryan insisted on asking about police brutality.
“Is the president aware this is about police-involved shootings and not about disrespecting the flag?” Ryan asked.
“Steven, go ahead,” Sanders said, but Ryan continued to talk.
“There’s an underlying issue,” Ryan said. “It just keeps going about ‘disrespect of the flag and soldiers.’ There are black and brown soldiers that fight in the military as well who feel that taking a knee, bringing an attention to police-involved shootings is something that this White House should deal with. Is the president aware that taking the knee is about police-involved shootings?”
Sanders chided Ryan for being rude and said Trump has been “crystal clear” on this issue, saying standing for the anthem is something all Americans should do.
“I would be happy to answer it if you would stop talking long enough to allow me to do that,” Sanders told Ryan as she continued to interject.
Boom! Go Sarah!
April Ryan is constantly interrupting during press conferences and always, always plays the victim when she’s not catered to. She plays it to the max with her sense of being wronged by the Trump administration and Sarah Sanders. She’s more of a distraction than a help in getting information from the press secretary on the latest news. It’s all about grandstanding for April…