At the White House press briefing Tuesday, American Urban Radio’s April Ryan asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President Trump has “thought about stepping down.”
“With all of this turmoil, particularly last week, has the president at any time thought about stepping down before or now?” Ryan asked, as the press asked repeatedly about President Trump’s anger at the FBI raiding his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s office.
“No, and I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question,” Sanders replied, calling on another reporter.
Ryan shouted over Sanders that “it’s not a ridiculous question,” before Sanders was able to move on.
Ryan, a CNN contributor, has repeatedly sparred with the Trump administration.
Following White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s praise of Robert E. Lee as “an honorable man" in October, Ryan asked Sanders if the administration believed “slavery was wrong.”
She also accused Sanders of using a stock photo of a pie in a Thanksgiving tweet, an accusation Sanders graciously responded to by baking Ryan a pie at a White House Christmas party.
Ryan also clashed with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last year when he asked her to "stop shaking her head" at his responses to her questions.