CNN White House correspondent April Ryan found herself in hot-water Tuesday after she labeled First Lady Melania Trump ‘not culturally American’ after she unveiled her ‘Be Best’ campaign from the White House rose garden.
Ryan was commenting on the First Lady’s new platform while speaking with Erin Burnett Monday night; saying Mrs. Trump was “learning” the issues of cyberbullying and other threats to America’s youth.
Melania Trump has lived in the United States since 1996 and became a US citizen in 2006.
“This is a first lady who is not culturally American, but she is learning the ways and this is not just an American issue. These are not just American issues,” Ryan told “OutFront” host Erin Burnett. “These are international issues. Cyberbullying is an international issue. Social media is international and also the opioid addiction issue, so it’s not just here, but it’s abroad as well.”
Watch Ryan’s comments above.
CNN SHUTDOWN: Sanders SILENCES April Ryan Over 'RESIGNATION' Question
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shot-down CNN’s April Ryan Tuesday, telling the reporter her question was “absolutely ridiculous” after she asked if President Trump was considering resigning from office.
“The President said yesterday he was complying, they turned over a million documents. If he was complying with the investigation why was there a search warrant?” asked Ryan.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with the President… When it comes to matters of the special counsel and dealing with the President we’ve been fully cooperative,” fired-back Sanders.
“With all of this turmoil, particularly this last week, has the President at any time thought about stepping down, before or now?” pressed the CNN White House correspondent.
“No, and I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question,” concluded the Press Secretary.
Watch Sanders shutdown Ryan above.
FIREWORKS: Huckabee Sanders TORCHES CNN’s April Ryan Over ‘UN-AMERICAN’ Democrats
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders unloaded on CNN White House correspondent April Ryan on Tuesday, slamming the left-leaning reporter over her criticism of President Trump’s comments that Congressional Democrats acted “Un-American” during his State of the Union address.
The Press Secretary was fielding questions from her reporters during her daily briefing when Ryan pressed her to weigh-in on Trump’s comments in Ohio, where he said liberal legislators acted like they “don’t love our country very much” during his annual speech to Congress.
“What is so un-American about this, this year, after this has been going on for all of these years?” asked Ryan.
“I think its un-American not to be excited about the fact that more people in this country have jobs than they did before, the fact that more people in this country have higher wages than they did before, the fact that the economy is booming like it wasn’t before, the fact that ISIS is being crushed like it wasn’t before,” fired-back Sanders.
“These are things that I don’t care what party you are from, these are things that every American should be excited about and be able to celebrate,” she added.
Watch the fiery exchange below:
h/t Daily Caller