White House Reporter April Ryan on Trump’s ‘Nasty’ Diss: He Has a Problem With Women of Color (Video)

“When it comes to women of color, it gets very personal,” says Ryan

Last Updated: November 12, 2018 @ 7:25 PM

White House correspondent April Ryan said Monday that President Trump has a problem with women of color in the newsroom.

“Do you think he has a problem with women of color,” asked “The Real” co-host Loni Love.

“Yes,” said Ryan.

“The president is an equal opportunity offender, but when it comes to women of color, it gets very personal,” she said. Ryan then cited a list of black women Trump has insulted, including CNN’s Abby Philips, PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor, the Atlantic’s Jemele Hill and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

During remarks on the White House lawn last week, president Trump called Ryan, a CNN contributor and White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, “nasty,” a “loser,” and added that she “doesn’t know what the hell she is doing.”

“I wasn’t even there and the president had me on his mind,” she said reflecting on the exchange. “I am a winner, we are all winners,” added Ryan. Trump also insulted Phillips and Alcindor in the same press conference.

It’s not the first time Trump tangled with Ryan. During a presser in the White House briefing room last February, he suggested Ryan could set up a meeting between him and members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

The president’s insults to women of color last week were however the b-story to his ongoing struggle against CNN, who he again denigrated as an “enemy of the people.” On Wednesday, Trump had a brutal exchange with White House correspondent Jim Acosta, which ultimately led to the revocation of his press credentials.

“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” the president said to Acosta. “The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible. The way you treat other people is horrible. You shouldn’t treat people that way.”

CNN is now considering legal action to force the White House to restore Acosta’s credentials.