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CNN’s April Ryan tells The View: ‘Trump tries to use me as a warning example because I’m a black woman’

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CNN’s April Ryan Thursday on “The View” said the Trump administration regularly tries to set her up as a warning example to other journalists because she’s a black woman, but that she’s unintimidated and won’t back down.

“There’s something about you, April. What is it?” joked host Joy Behar, noting that Ryan has also clashed with White House press secretaries Sean Spicer and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

“Let me say this, let’s put it on the table,” Ryan replied, laughing. “I don’t back down. I’m not afraid.”

“I’m a black woman who is not perceived to be part of their base,” she added. “So they use me as an example to show ‘this is what can happen to you’. What they fail to realize is it’s not about me, and I’m going to continue to do my job and that’s what they don’t like.”

Ryan agreed that the president “says nasty things about black women”, and noted a number of other African American women who have been similarly attacked by Trump, including reporter Yamiche Alcindor and Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. She also accused the president of engaging in dog whistle politics about white nationalism.

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“It is a sad day,” she said, “when any reporter has to ask a sitting United States president if you are racist.”

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Fox News is so obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez they said her name three times as much as CNN or MSNBC

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It's clear that Fox News and other right-wing reporters are trying to create boogymen in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A new analysis by CNN media reporter Brian Stelter, revealed that the conservative network has said Ocasio-Cortez's name more than CNN and MSNBC combined.

"First, Ocasio-Cortez and her "Squad" mate Ilhan Omar have been talked about a lot more on Fox than on other cable news channels this year," Stelter wrote. "Second, the freshmen have been getting more attention on cable than seasoned leaders of the Democratic Party."

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CNN’s Santorum gets his butt handed to him by fellow conservative over defense of Trump’s ‘disgusting’ racism

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CNN contributor Rick Santorum ran into some fierce resistance on Sunday morning when he attempted to defend the explicit racism in Donald Trump's tweets at Democratic lawmakers -- with the only other conservative on the panel blowing up on him.

Speaking with fill-in host Dana Bash, the former GOP Senator from Pennsylvania was right away on the defensive when asked about the president's tweets and the resulting "send her back" chant at a rally in North Carolina.

"He says things to bring attention to these issues and I know it's hair on fire time for everyone on the left," Santorum offered in Trump's defense, which brought a sharp comeback from fellow conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp.

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Trump busted for doubling down on his racist rants before Mueller speaks: ‘He’s scared’

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Appearing on CNN's "New Day," a former adviser to Bill Clinton said that he expects ex-special counsel Robert Mueller to make a some blunt statements about President Donald Trump in his upcoming appearance before a Congressional committee that will cause voters to turn on the president.

According to Guy Smith, who advised former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment ordeal, Mueller's own words will carry tremendous weight with voters who have no idea what is in his report on the president.

"Well, what we're going to see is people who have never read the report, which is most everybody, and they have only heard President Trump and the attorney general say he's been exonerated. It does not," he told host Christi Paul. "So, what's going to happen is that they're going to be hearing Robert Mueller in his own words say that the president obstructed justice. The American people have not read this thing."

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