Reporter April Ryan spoke at an event by Newseum and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Ryan discussed a frightening experience she had at the Martin Luther King Day event on Monday when she asked President Donald Trump if he was a racist.
Ryan revealed that after she asked Trump about being a racist (which he ignored) she was confronted by a Black pro-Trump pastor. She said the pastor began to taunt her and along with raising his voice he said “You were rude”.
“I’ve never felt fearful like that,” Ryan said. “I was doing my job, whether you like the question or not… This is the President of the United States, and when you have people… wondering about comments that you’ve been making over and over… I had a right to ask. It’s a sad day when you have to ask the sitting U.S. president if he’s a racist.”