April Ryan, a veteran White House correspondent, found herself in headlines after verbally tussling with President Donald Trump and more recently Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In the wake of those public spats, Ryan has been named a CNN contributor for her troubles.
Last week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer hugged it out with Ryan at a press briefings, one day after ordering her – twice – to stop shaking her head, when she asked him about the White House’s “image” in the midst of all the Russia probes. That over-caffeinated exchange had caused something of a national incident; it started when Ryan tried to put a question to him about fixing the White House image which she suggested has suffered owing to the “Russia issue.” Apparently a trigger phrase for Spicer, who responded with his famous line:
“If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.”
Spicer then accused Ryan of pushing an agenda, and told her to “stop shaking your head.”
Spicer and Ryan have seen made up, but tensions with President Trump were not resolved after a bizarre exchange in where the former business mogul asked Ryan to set up a meeting for him with the Congressional Black Caucus.
The Baltimore native proudly tweeted the CNN contributor announcement on Monday (April 3) morning.