CNN White House correspondent April Ryan was still fuming after the daily press briefing Thursday; telling a network panel that Sarah Huckabee Sanders was trying to “start a physical fight” during their fiery exchange.
Ryan was speaking with Don Lemon when she claimed the Press Secretary took the briefing into “the gutter” when she told the reporter, “you don’t know much about me.”
“I guess I was her whipping post. But I’m not a whipping post. She’s 35 and I’m 50. I’ve been at the White House for 21 years to her one,” said Ryan. “I was not making this a personal statement to her… If she’s upset about that that’s fine.”
“What I will say to you, that for her to say, ‘You don’t know me,’ in certain quarters of this nation that starts a physical fight. I was very shocked. It was street, it was gutter,” she added. “There’s no room, there’s no place for that in the White House briefing room.”
Watch Ryan’s response above.