On Thursday, White House correspondent April Ryan hammered President Donald Trump’s former campaign official Steve Cortes after he mocked the freedom of the press.
CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was booted from a public White House event after she asked President Trump questions he did not like on Wednesday.
Cortes started off by saying that banning Collins from the event was wrong, but placed the blame on the media.
“The White House believes and I think correctly so, that generally the media is so antagonistic towards the White House, and literally so biased,” Cortes said.
Ryan called it all “foolishness.”
“I’m laughing to keep from crying because you believe this foolishness,” Ryan said. “This president came out saying we are the enemy of the people. We did nothing to him. From the moment he was elected president, even before that, when he thought he was going to be president. He did not want us in the White House. So the antagonism started with this administration. There is not a bias.”
“April, that’s ridiculous,” Cortes responded.
“No, it’s not ridiculous. This is what the president is doing. We have a right to ask. We have a right to ask. She is a credentialed member of the press in the pool. And I’m going to say this to you,when you start oppressing and censoring the press, it starts a dictatorship,” Ryan said.