White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has the unenviable task of running what amounts to a daycare on a near daily basis, corralling out-of-control reporters who have completely abandoned decorum in the press room.
And they’ve become even more unhinged with this week’s meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin setting them off.
CNN political analyst, April Ryan, has been one of the more obnoxious examples of that of the hysteria Sanders is dealing with. But she may have finally had enough, putting Ryan in her place after another pathetic display on Wednesday.
Without being prompted, Ryan yelled out a question involving “voter suppression” after Sanders had called on another reporter in the room. In fact, she did it repeatedly, putting on a show that could only come from a CNN reporter.
“You’re not going to answer that?” Ryan demanded.
“Unless I call on you, I don’t have to answer your question,” Sanders fired back.
“Oh, you’re not going to answer that?”
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 18, 2018
The two continued to spar, eventually leading to Ryan throwing her hand up in disgust, a sure sign she had been shut down by Sanders, at least for now.
“I’m asking a question because you choose not to call on me,” Ryan fumed, seemingly unaware that the press secretary is not obligated to call on anyone in any particular order.
Sanders passed on the question regardless, and Ryan tossed her hand in the air and whined, “That’s alright, fine.”
Legit question either she won’t or can’t answer!!!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 18, 2018
As we said, just like a daycare. April was called upon later and hopefully learned a valuable lesson about waiting one’s turn.
“You did not mention voter suppression in that,” Ryan queried. “Voter suppression has been an issue for decades … Is voter suppression now on the table?”
“We want to do everything within our power to protect the integrity of our elections,” Sarah replied, “and we’re going to look at that on a number of fronts.”
Guess that destroys the ‘won’t or can’t answer’ narrative. Because she did and she could.
Ahhh hell, @AprilDRyan just folded her arms and gave that “Cookie Look” after asking her question about voter suppression this November—after initially being ignored by Sarah Huckabee Sanders #dontgothere #Waiting pic.twitter.com/mLNJ89IFWG
— Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) July 18, 2018
The Sanders-Ryan confrontations have been going on for some time.
Ryan was quickly put in her place when she previously asked whether or not the President would resign after his lawyer’s home and office had been raided by the FBI.
“No, and I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question,” Sanders blasted.
And the CNN reporter got absolutely obliterated when she questioned White House criticism of Democrats after Trump’s State of the Union speech, when they acted incredibly un-American.
“What is so un-American about this, this year, after this has been going on for all of these years?” April asked of Sarah.
“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,” she shot back. “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.”
— Angel Watch~ (@HoneyPutman) February 9, 2018
On Thursday, President Trump reminded followers of his belief that the “Fake News Media” is “the real enemy of the people.”
It’s a good thing Sarah Sanders is there to battle them on the front lines.
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