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‘They want me to grovel’: April Ryan explains how the Trump White House has tried to ‘drown’ her career

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CNN analyst April Ryan. (Shuttershock)

Veteran White House correspondent April Ryan acknowledges that the Trump administration wants to end her career — and expressed her confusion as to why in a recent Washington Post interview.

“Why do they dislike me so much?” Ryan asked Post media critic Erik Wemple. “Why are they so upset, why are they trying to hold me down? It’s just crazy.”

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On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took to Fox & Friends and made comments that could be a jab at the veteran American Urban Radio Networks correspondent.

“We’re in the business of getting information to the American people,” Sanders said, “not making stars out of people that want to become contributors on CNN.”

“They’re scared of what I say, apparently, because I speak the truth,” Ryan said of the Trump White House. “They’re so worried about me at CNN. It’s like they’re threatened by me, it’s ridiculous; they want me to grovel, they want me to not have anything; they want my children to lack. Why are they so worried about me and my CNN contract?”

Ryan pointed out that CNN is far from the only network that pays pundits.

“Why are they singling out CNN and not Fox or Breitbart?” she mused. “You got a lot of people in that room trying to get contracts with Fox News and Breitbart. Why aren’t they screaming about that?”

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“Shame on them for picking on me,” she added.


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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

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Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett pick for Supreme Court might backfire: analysts

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat. Trump made his pick official during an event at the White House Rose Garden.

“As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer, you are there to do your duty, and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

He continued: “No matter the issue, no matter the case before her. I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law. She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

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Senate Dems blast ‘corrupt’ nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: ‘This entire process is illegitimate’

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President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court -- and Democrats were livid.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) linked the nomination to the Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic," Schumer wrote. "Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ripped the nomination for coming so close to the election.

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