April Ryan is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks.
She’s the same reporter who got into a contentious back-and-forth with press secretary Sean Spicer, and Spicer told her to stop shaking her head. Her initial question had to do with repairing the Trump administration’s image after the President’s ‘wiretapping’ allegations, after Russian ‘collusion,’ and other Democrat talking points. Spicer pointed out that these were manufactured scandals, particularly the Russian collusion narrative.
Spicer’s admonition to April Ryan to stop shaking her head was predictably characterized as racist and sexist, since Ryan is both black and female.
Ryan was asked by SiriusXM host Joe Madison about her perspective of the President’s first 100 days and what we’ve learned so far about Donald Trump.
JOE MADISON, HOST: What has the first 100 days told us about the man, Donald Trump?
APRIL RYAN: We’ve seen a lot. It’s told us this is a man who still has issues about the election. We see that he is a man who does not understand that he’s the moon and not the dog that barks at the moon by going on Twitter and always fussing or talking back to people. If you are the President of the United States you’ve got it, you are the moon. You’re not the dog barking at the moon.
He ‘still has issues about the election?’ What issues does he have? He won. Now, Hillary Clinton still has issues about the election. Just days ago, she was again lamenting how ‘Russian Wikileaks’ and James Comey were both to blame for tanking her campaign. Anybody and anything except herself is to blame.
Her comment about how the president is supposed be the ‘moon,’ and how everyone else is supposed to ‘bark’ at him to no avail. She’s saying that Trump has sort of reversed those roles. Now’s he’s the one barking at everyone else to no avail.
I think this is just another example of how he doesn’t fit the mold of president. He’s broken traditional political norms in many other ways. And I think that’s mostly why he won.
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