President Donald Trump lashed out at April Ryan again and threatened to snatch more press credentials Friday, two days after he yelled at the journalist during a tense press conference.
Trump: "The same thing with April Ryan...You talk about somebody that's a loser. She doesn't know what the hell she's doing...She's very nasty, and she shouldn't be."— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) November 9, 2018
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“I mean, you talk about somebody that’s a loser," the president said. "She doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. She gets publicity and then she gets a pay raise — she gets a contract with, I think, CNN."
Trump also accused her of disrespecting his position.
“She’s very nasty, and she shouldn’t be. You’ve gotta treat the White House and the office of the presidency with respect,” he added.
Trump also said he would revoke journalists’ press credentials if they upset him. CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his pass revoked on Thursday, CNN reports. The president said he doesn’t know when, or if, Acosta will get the pass back.
"As far as I'm concerned, I haven't made that decision. But it could be others also,” Trump said.
Ryan and Acosta responded to Trump’s remarks on Twitter:
I love this country and have the most respect for the Office of the President. I will continue to ask the questions that affect America, all of America.— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) November 9, 2018
Acosta heaped praise onto Ryan.
Yamiche Alcindor, another journalist who was insulted by Trump at the Wednesday press conference, also expressed solidarity with Ryan.
.@AprilDRyan has been covering the White House for several presidents honorably. She’s not a loser. In fact, she’s been winning in her personal and professional lives for a while. She’s a journalist, a mom to great girls, an author of books and a truth teller. We press on.— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 9, 2018
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