Sean Spicer might have the toughest job in the world as the press mouthpiece for President Donald Trump amid a series of negative developments. The White House press secretary threw a bit of a hissy fit when veteran Black reporter April Ryan poked at the troubles surrounding the Trump administration and threw out a bizarre analogy regarding Russia to boot.
“If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russia connection,” the White House spokesman insisted during a contentious exchange with reporters.
He said every official that’s been briefed on the matter has said there’s no sign of “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“At some point … you’re going to have to take ‘no’ for an answer,” he said, at one point during his answer telling a reporter to quit shaking her head.
There was a largely condescending tone to Spicer’s voice when addressing Ryan, who has been one of the more respected White House reporters for some time. The Tuesday verbal clash prompted Hillary Clinton to issue a statement on the matter.
“April Ryan, a respected journalist with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room and she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question,” Clinton said while speaking at a conference for the Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) on Tuesday night. Ryan, who had a similar strange run-in with President Trump earlier this year, shrugged off the moment with a tweet reading “Lawd!!!’
Ryan is the Washington Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio.
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