Sarah Huckabee Sanders Fires Back at April Ryan as Someone Who ‘Isn’t Taken Seriously’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Monday’s Fox & Friends and responded to the latest insults from ever-bitter CNN political analyst and American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan, who had stated on Thursday that Sanders “can’t” be “trust[ed]” and quipped that she should have her head “lopp[ed]....off.”

“Sarah, sounds if they have a conference call today to figure out where they go from here, whether they call for impeachment or investigation or whatever,” co-host Steve Doocy began before Sanders concluded a thought about how congressional Democrats “shouldn’t be in office in the first place” if “they have to get a conference call together to figure out where they're going” post-Mueller.

 

 

Here was the clip in question from Ryan’s Thursday night hit on Erin Burnett OutFront (which my colleague Nick Fondacaro wrote about here as well as highlight their previous feuds):

And the people, the American people can't trust her. They can't trust what's said from the President's mouthpiece-spokesperson from the people's house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired. [SCREEN WIPE] When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off.

After the clip, Sanders noted that she has had “reporters say a lot of things about me,” ranging from a call for her to be choked to being worthy of, in Sanders’s words, “a lifetime of harassment, but certainly never had anybody say that I should be decapitated.”

She called it “a new low even for the liberal media” and addressed Ryan by not even using her name: “I think it just once again proves why this journalist isn’t taken seriously and, look, I spent yesterday, Easter Sunday, the weekend with my family, and thinking about the things that we’re grateful for.”

Yikes. Sick burn!

Sanders rattled off how glad she was “grateful” for what the Trump administration has accomplished and will “remain focused on how we keep pushing those things that actually help Americans and not engage in these petty fights with journalists simply that, again, shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

“I don’t think [they] are taken seriously and are just looking for a couple more minutes on TV and frankly, I feel sorry for them because they have lost the collusion battle and now they're looking for anything they can hang on to keep the story alive. And, frankly, I think it is time to move on. I think the country is ready to. They have been for the last two and a half years,” she added.

(h/t: Mediaite)

To see the relevant transcript from FNC’s Fox & Friends on April 22, click “expand.”

FNC’s Fox & Friends
April 22, 2019
8:09 a.m. Eastern 

STEVE DOOCY: Sarah, sounds if they have a conference call today to figure out where they go from here, whether they call for impeachment or investigation or whatever. But we want to — we want to play a sound bite for you from CNN —

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Steve, they have to get a conference call together to figure out where they're going from here, they shouldn't be in office in the first place. They should have known what they were coming to do when they got to Washington. And so far, again all they do is attack the President and I think it’s quite said they have to have a conference call with all of their members to figure out what they are going to do with themselves now that the Mueller report is out and proven there was no collusion or no obstruction. That message plan didn't work. So, now it’s like, what do we do? Simply sad. 

DOOCY: Sarah, on Friday April Ryan from CNN actually kind of mentioned you, we're going to play that sound bite. 

SANDERS: Kind of. 

DOOCY: We'll get your reaction. 

APRIL RYAN [on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, 04/18/19]: And the people, the American people can't trust her. They can't trust what's said from the President's mouthpiece-spokesperson from the people's house. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired. [SCREEN WIPE] When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start and start lopping the heads off.

DOOCY: So, she was talking about how you have lied to the press and then later it’s time to, you know, start firing people. We had your dad on about an hour ago. He was steamed. Curious about your reaction.

SANDERS: Look, I've had reporters say a lot of things about me. They've said I should be choked. They've said I should deserve a lifetime of harassment, but certainly never had anybody say that I should be decapitated. This takes us to a new low even for the liberal media. I think it just once again proves why this journalist isn’t taken seriously and, look, I spent yesterday, Easter Sunday, the weekend with my family, and thinking about the things that we’re grateful for and one of the things that I’m most grateful for is all that the President has accomplished under these last two years. I think that he has a great six years ahead of him and I think our team needs to remain focused on how we keep pushing those things that actually help Americans and not engage in these petty fights with journalists simply that, again, shouldn’t be taken seriously. I don’t think [they] are taken seriously and are just looking for a couple more minutes on TV and frankly, I feel sorry for them because they have lost the collusion battle and now they're looking for anything they can hang on to keep the story alive. And, frankly, I think it is time to move on. I think the country is ready to. They have been for the last two and a half years. They're ready to focus on what impacts them, what matters to them, and the things the President is doing is exactly that. We’re going to continue fighting for Americans and including the patriots that Elizabeth Warren and those like her questioned because they support this President, they support our military, they support our veterans, they support a booming economy and all of the great things that the President’s doing. So, we’re going to keep fighting and ignore all the extra noise from — from journalists trying to get a couple minutes TV time.

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