There is in inherent silliness to the political world at times, and last week’s war of words between White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and CNN’s April Ryan is a perfect example.
Ryan, who has taken her opposition to President Trump to new heights in recent weeks, was reacting to reports that Sanders had lied in the White House press briefing room regarding her contact with “countless” FBI officials in regard to the ability of former FBI Director James Comey to adequately perform the duties of his position.
Under oath, Sanders told Robert Mueller’s team that this remark “wasn’t founded on anything”, inciting the mainstream media to call for Sanders’ removal.
April Ryan told CNN’s audience that it was time for the Trump administration to start “lopping off heads” – a phase that drew ire from many Americans for being uncivil and violent.
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“I have had reporters say a lot of things about me. They said I should be choked. I should deserve a lifetime of harassment. I certainly never had anybody say I should be decapitated,” Sanders told “Fox & Friends” on Monday. “A new low for liberal media.”
“I think it just once again proves why this journalist is not taken seriously,” Sanders said before later adding, “I think our team needs to remain focused on how we keep pushing those things that actually help Americans and not engage in these petty fights with journalists that again shouldn’t be taken seriously. I don’t think are taken seriously and looking for couple more minutes on TV.
Then, in a dig regarding the Mueller report…
“Frankly I feel sorry for them,” she said. “They lost the collusion battle.”
Sanders has been targeted in public by “resistance” actors, most infamously during an incident in which she was harassed into leaving a restaurant in Virginia.
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