White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN White House correspondent April Ryan on Tuesday, blasting her accusations that the President shouldn’t attend the opening of the Civil Rights museum because of his response to the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this year.
“There are comments from the NAACP, from black ministers, who are planning on protesting and boycotting this weekend the President’s visit to the Civil Rights Museum. What say you?” asked Ryan.
“I think that would be very sad. I think this is something that should bring the country together to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting the Civil Rights movement and the progress that we’ve made,” responded Sanders. “I would hope that those individuals would join in that celebration instead of protesting it, however they have every right to protest it.”
“You don’t think it’s an insult that he’s coming, as we’ve had issues of Charlottesville, the back-and-forth, the President couldn’t get his statement straight on Charlottesville,” pressed the reporter.
“I think he got his statement very clear when he condemned all forms of racism, bigotry, and violence. There’s no gray-area there and I think he made it very clear what his position is,” fired-back the Press Secretary.
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h/t Daily Caller