Sean Spicer’s Fight At White House Briefing
White House correspondent and Morgan State University alumna April D. Ryan made headlines after her questions about Russia and whether Trump’s administration had plans to revamp their image received abrupt backlash from White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Spicer told Ryan in a Tuesday briefing at the White House that she had an agenda and to “stop shaking” her head, which was met with shock and fury from viewers and on social media.
Ryan told The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday morning that she must have struck a nerve, but she’s not sure what caused that moment.
“I’ve been doing the same thing and asking the same kinds of questions for 20 years. I didn’t do a ‘gotcha’ question. I didn’t do anything that I didn’t normally do,” Ryan said.
“We’ve never seen this, had this before” in the White House, said the American Urban Radio Networks reporter, adding that other journalists were also in shock and Twitter exploded after Spicer’s heated comments yesterday.
Celebrities and current and former politicians “from both sides of the aisle,” reached out to her.
Hillary Clinton mentioned the altercation, as well as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s comment comparing the hair of Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., to a “James Brown wig,” during a speech for a Professional BusinessWomen of California conference in San Francisco Tuesday.