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