Journalist April Ryan suggested in a recent interview that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders should have to cover the costs for her security detail following death threats from people who disapprove of her coverage of the Trump administration.
“I’ve had some people wait for me outside the White House,” Ryan informed The Hollywood Reporter. “There is a concern now. I mean, I’ve had death threats, I’ve had craziness, so I have a real concern.”
“Do I have a bodyguard?” Ryan said. “Yes, I do. Am I paying for it? Yes, I am. And, I think Sanders should have to pay for it, especially if she’s stirring it up with her boss.”
“I did not sign up for this. I was just doing a job,” Ryan, the White House correspondent continued.
Ryan revealed a few months back that she had received death threats after she pressed Sanders if President Trump had thought about resigning.
“They’re angry. I’ve been getting death threats and we’ve been calling the FBI and I mean, I put one on social media and this is real,” Ryan explained at the time to CNN.
Ryan, who has often clashed with Sanders during White House briefings is now promoting her new book, “Under Fire: Reporting From the Front Lines of the Trump White House.”
When questioned what inspired her to write it, Ryan explained to The Hollywood Reporter that she had “been under attack.”
“And if I don’t tell the story, you won’t get it. So, I’m putting it out there, because people see one side of it. I’m giving you the whole thing,” Ryan said. “The way they’ve treated me for asking questions that are fair and logical.”
“They’re still very angry at me for asking the question, ‘Mr. President, are you a racist?’ And that’s why I’m on a list,” Ryan suggested while making reference to what she later labeled “The White House blacklist.”
“People they don’t like,” Ryan said.
“Since when is asking a question of a president making you a criminal? Or making you an ‘enemy of the people?’” Ryan questioned.
Sarah should have to Pay for Every Media Persons Bodyguard since she helped spread the lies used to Rile Up the Mentally Insane. She Gets Free Secret Service Protection so she should pay it forward.
— John Ryan (@JohnRya95081680) August 21, 2018
You’ve got that right! After all, we’re paying for her bodyguards that she doesn’t need! Make her pay! Damn 😡
— Caroline Hodge (@looklikeoprah2) August 21, 2018
yes she should !
— Rob Obstgarten (@robobst) August 21, 2018