CNN’s April Ryan Claims That White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Wanted a “physical fight” (Video)

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders smoked CNN analyst April Ryan on Thursday after the reporter purported to know Sanders’ feelings about the president’s legal strategy.

Sanders first smacked down Ryan by explaining to her that the White House press office would not talk to the president’s legal team about legal strategy. Ryan got hit again after she claimed Sanders said she was “blindsided” by Rudy Guiliani’s comments on Fox News last night.

You said yourself you were blindsided,” Ryan claimed.

“I didn’t use that term,” Sanders shot back.

“Well I said it, but you were blindsided by what you said,” Ryan asserted.


“Well, with all due respect, you actually don’t know much about me in terms of what I feel and what I don’t,” Sanders retorted with some serious sass. “Okay, I think we’re done here.”

But what is more strange is April’s response!

She claims that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders wanted a “physical fight” during Thursday’s press briefing.


Ryan responded to the comments several times throughout the day on CNN, but she went beyond the pale on Don Lemon’s show when she suggested that Sanders’ words implied a physical altercation.

“If she’s upset about [my question] then that’s fine, I understand people in the White House are very upset,” Ryan said. “But what I will say to you is that…for her to say, ‘you don’t know me,’ in certain quarters in this nation that starts a physical fight.”

“I was very shocked, it was street. I will even go beyond that — it was gutter,” Ryan continued. “She can be mad at what I say right now: tough.”

Ryan also attacked Sanders’ relatively young age, stating, “You know, I feel like she’s feeling some type of way, she’s catching feelings from this weekend…she’s 35, I’m 50, I’ve been at the White House for 21 years to her what — one?”

Ryan also tweeted about Sanders apparently using fighting words, noting that in Baltimore someone saying “you don’t know me” will start “fist fights.”

“She needs to know what she is saying,” Ryan tweeted. “Take off that pretty ring to fornthe street fight.”

The mayor of Baltimore, apparently a friend of Ryan’s, added, “I already took my earrings off and Vaseline in my purse.”

I have a better idea–remove April from the press room–let her take to the streets. Every time I watch the press briefing–it reminds me–we have very few legit journalist

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