Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, said that those who oppose the president have thought her question was “great,” while Trump’s supporters have been outraged. At the press conference, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed Ryan’s question as “ridiculous.” Many of the MAGA crowd seem to think similarly.
“They’re angry. I’ve been getting death threats and we’ve been calling the FBI and I mean, I put one on social media and this is real,” Ryan told CNN.
Unsurprisingly, many of the criticism from Trump supporters includes thinly — or sometimes overtly — veiled racism. Memes and horrible GIFs were also part of the barrage of hate that has been thrown at Ryan of late.
🇺🇸As usual .@PressSec Sarah Sanders does a great job ~ especially putting the porcine POS April Ryan in her place (which if I could arrange it would be a one way ticket to Liberia) ~ worth a listen as always!🇺🇸
👉🏻 https://t.co/7A0kLLEkwz 👈🏻 pic.twitter.com/jDBkFz4ymu
— Darrell Standing (@StandingDarrell) April 10, 2018
@SarahHuckabee should never take another question from #AprilRyan she is a total hack,asking if the President is thinking about resigning. Please Sarah never call on that evil witch! I’m sick of #FakeNews https://t.co/LwZjgIXefe
— Tommy🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@birdman8272) April 10, 2018
When April Ryan asks a question and finds her life in jeopardy. This is Donald’s AmeriKKKa. https://t.co/hEYIV0LrNw
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) April 12, 2018
I think April Ryan still has a crush on Barry. pic.twitter.com/KhjB88BmXf
— Stelter’s Frontbutt (@SpayMsm) April 10, 2018
“I asked a simple question … I did not point a finger,” Ryan explained. “I asked a question and now my life is in jeopardy because of a question. But I’m going to continue to do my job.”
The question, according to Ryan, was especially relevant considering the current state of the Trump administration. She said Wednesday that sources have told her that the possibility of Trump resigning has “been on the table.”
Reporter faces death threats over Trump question
Sick, angry, violent Republicans. FU*K YOU ALL https://t.co/cI9A0xnGl8
— Miss My 44 so much 🌊🌊🌊 (@JOY_4_44) April 12, 2018
Thank you, @AprilDRyan. This is a question that needs to be asked every day from now on if only to remind people that it’s an option.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly 🌊 BWCS (@AynRandPaulRyan) April 10, 2018
— breeze (@breezinnn) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, President Trump’s associates refuse to acknowledge that possibility — especially not publicly. So instead of at least acknowledging the question and treating April Ryan with dignity, Sanders — and Trump supporters once they found out — decided that brushing Ryan off and dismissing a valid question was the best way to handle the situation.
“That is not illogical, irrational. It is a real question on the table, the path [the] White House does not want to deal with because they’re trying to craft the picture, the winning image,” Ryan stated. “And there is no winning picture at this moment.”
April Ryan talks about death threats she received for asking if Trump considered resigning during White House press briefing.
Ryan: “I asked a question & now my life is in jeopardy because of a question. But I’m going to continue to do my job.” pic.twitter.com/zoCp5Uu07e
— 🇺🇸 Trump Russia™🇷🇺 (@TrumpEra_2017) April 12, 2018Loading...
Source: Truth Examiner