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.
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