White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders took CNN contributor April Ryan to task on Wednesday after the reporter asked if the Trump administration supports slavery.
Ryan is a White House correspondent and bureau chief for American Urban Radio.
She appears regularly on CNN.
In heated exchange, Press Sec. Sanders calls it "disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery" pic.twitter.com/uMDoSUC5be
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Ryan asked Sanders “what is the definition of compromise as it related to slavery and the civil war?”
The Press Secretary told Ryan that it’s wasn’t necessary to rehash civil war history, especially since an answer to the same question was given yesterday.
The CNN reporter ignored Sanders’ answer, posing the question a second time.
“Does this administration believe that slavery is wrong?” asked Ryan.
Ryan went on to rehash Civil War history, recounting how the North won.
Sanders, clearly fed up with Ryan suggesting the Trump administration supports slavery, ripped the reporter saying, “I think it is disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery.”
Sanders then moved on to take a question from NBC News’ Peter Alexander.