On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a press conference to address the midterm elections, in which Democrats took the House. Trump had several antagonistic interactions with reporters, including CNN’s April Ryan, who he told to sit down after refusing to answer her questions. Trump also revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass.
On Friday, President Trump threatened to yank more press passes and called April Ryan a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the hell she is doing.”
Ryan phoned in to CNN to respond to the President’s comments.
“First of all, thank you for being kind enough to understand that those words are terrible for a sitting United States President versus someone who’s been covering presidents from before him and will probably after he leaves” Ryan said. She pointed out that she’s done her job for more than two decades.
“I’ve had a great working relationship with all three Presidents, Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Hussein Obama.”
“Reporters are the underpinnings of this nation,” Ryan added. Even though she may have clashed with former administrations, she notes that she was always respected.
“Guess what? At the end of the day it was part of the American process, what our founding fathers put in place for accountability of the United States,” she said. “And this President doesn’t like that, so I’m a loser?” she asked incredulously.
She says that she’d been asking about voter suppression, a far more serious problem than voter fraud.
“He heard my voice and his response, he tells me to sit down, in a condescending, very ugly manner.”
Fox News host jokes about Sarah Sanders’ exit: It’s hard being ‘mouthpiece for a racist, traitorous Nazi president’
Fox News host Jesse Watters on Wednesday joked that President Donald Trump is a "racist, traitorous Nazi president."
Watters marked the last day of Sarah Sanders' tenure as White House press secretary by recalling that she had been a favorite target of activists.
"You are supposed to chase Sarah Sanders out of the restaurant, remember that?" Watters asked Fox News host Martha MacCallum. "They have to dehumanize Sarah Sanders, they have to isolate her, make her feel like not a real person because, remember, she is the mouthpiece for the racist, traitorous Nazi president. He cages kids, sexually assaults people, he is a madman."
‘Fundamentally’ immoral: Federal asylum officers sue Trump administration over immigration policy
On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum officers are filing suit against the Trump administration, alleging that the president's policy requiring asylum seekers be held in Mexico awaiting their hearing is a risk to their lives.
The officers told a federal court that the policy, which was implemented ostensibly to relieve overcrowding at U.S. detention facilities, is "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations."
Here’s how Trump’s latest comments dredge up his nasty treatment of John McCain
Speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again made comments revealing he has little interest in treading sensitively around his feud with the late Sen. John McCain.
He lamented that fact that, during his first two years as president, he struggled to get the votes he wanted for his agenda because he only had 51 (initially 52) Republicans in the Senate.
"And sometimes, you know, they had a little hard time with a couple of them, right?" Trump added, referring to GOP senators who didn't bow to his will. “Fortunately they’re gone now. They have gone on to greener pastures. Or perhaps far-less-green pastures. But they are gone. They are gone ... I’m very happy they are gone.”