American Urban Radio Network's April Ryan thought it appropriate to shout, "are you a racist?" at President Trump at the conclusion of the signing ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day proclamation Friday.
She was referring to reports that Trump called Haiti a "s***hole" when discussing a Senate immigration plan. He has denied using that language.
“Mr. President, are you a racist?” Ryan asked. “Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about your statement, sir?”
As you can see near the end of the video, one of the attendees who stood by Trump as he signed the proclamation, answered her.
"No," he said. "The answer is no."
Another reporter shouted a question about Trump's reported comments, repeating the word "s***hole."
At least they had the courtesy to wait until the end of the ceremony?
April Ryan has sparred with the Trump administration on more than one occasion. Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer infamously told her to stop shaking her head in a press briefing last year when she seemed unimpressed with his answer about how the White House was going to improve its image. She told MSNBC that the treatment made her feel like "road kill." Ryan has had similar luck with current press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who had no patience with Ryan's asking for the Trump administration view on slavery.
Before signing a proclamation to honor MLK Jr. Day, the president commended the late civil rights activist in a short speech.
"Today we celebrate Dr. King for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God," Trump said.