White House reporter April Ryan has dealt with contentious interactions with the current presidential administration. But when the leader of the free world decided to take aim at Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings, R-MD, with another racial attack, Ryan, a native of Baltimore, decided to fire back.
After the U.S. president tweeted that Baltimore was “rat-infested,” Ryan responded with a scathing response on CNN’s “New Day.”
Ryan raked Donald Trump over the coals for his racist attack on Cummings and Baltimore in very personal terms.
“This is now the reporter’s hat off because this is ridiculous,” Ryan said. “On top of that, it’s infested. You’re living in a [White] House infested with mice. You, Mr. President, are living with a house infested with mice, stink bugs and everything else. You talk about where you live, what’s running across your covers at night.”
Ryan also broke down the word “infested” and how it was used in the past to denigrate people of color and Jews.
“If you want to get into the history of the word infested, let’s talk about the word infested when it was used against our Jewish brothers and sisters during the Holocaust,” Ryan continued. “There are awful references that this president is making and it needs to stop. This president said last week or two weeks ago when this — all of this Squad issue came up — that he enjoys this. He’s enjoying it at other people’s peril and it’s not right. If he’s the moral leader and the leader of this nation, it’s not right.”
Before appearing on “New Day,” Ryan went viral by tweeting that the White House was infested with mice and bugs.
The White House is infested with mice. Mice traps all over the place. We see dead mice in traps and mice running around a lot. Stink bugs infest the East Wing and what else??? Too much to tweet. @realDonaldTrump must be talking about where he lives instead of Baltimore!
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) July 27, 2019