In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published this Tuesday, journalist April Ryan called out White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for allegedly inspiring people to make death threats against her, saying that Sanders should foot the cost of her security detail.
“I’ve had some people wait for me outside the White House,” Ryan said. “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?” she continued. “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,” she added.
Ryan, who is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, had said in the past that she’s received death threats after asking Sanders of Trump had considered 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 told CNN months ago.
When the Hollywood Reporter asked her why she wrote her book Under Fire: Reporting From the Front Lines of the Trump White House, Ryan said that she wanted to chronicle the fact that she has been “under attack” since she started challenging the Trump administration.
“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,” she 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 is referring to what she calls “The White House blacklist,” which she says also includes CNN reporter Jim Acosta.
“Since when is asking a question of a president making you a criminal? Or making you an ‘enemy of the people?’”
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