During a White House press conference, Sarah Sanders and CNN correspondent April Ryan got into a heated exchange on Wednesday. Ryan broke protocol and disrupted the entire press briefing.
Sanders, who usually has an even-temper, was receiving questions from the group when Ryan broke out of turn shouting at Sanders. Ryan was quick to question if "voter suppression" was a concern for President Trump and his administration.
She wanted to know if the administration would address the issue in the attempt to protect the future American elections from meddling following the Russian interference in the presidential election in 2016, according to reports.
“Sarah, is voter suppression included with that, please? I’m just asking you a question because you choose not to call on me,” Ryan roared.
Per the protocol, Sanders calmly asked the correspondent to be respectful of her peers and to allow her to take questions from reporters who she calls on. Nevertheless, Ryan didn't let up and continued to shout.
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“Voter suppression is a huge issue that a community in America has asked about,” Ryan said. “You’re not going to answer me?”
As Sanders tried to move onto a second reporter who she actually called, Ryan jeered, "That's alright, fine."
Ryan's temper tantrum made it appear that Sanders was purposely ignoring her, the press secretary later called on Ryan for questions. Sanders confirmed that the administration is doing "everything in our power to protect the integrity of our elections."
President Donald Trump sent out a tweet commenting about his recent meetings with Vladimir Putin:
"So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki. Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!"
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