CNN political analyst April Ryan accused the Trump White House of trying to “kill” her career because she is a black woman, on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Wednesday.
“I ask questions for answers and for truth. And this administration for some strange reason, they are lumped into the same boat as the others who said ‘oh, she might be asking questions that we don’t like,’ but they’ve taken it to another degree,” Ryan said Wednesday.
“Trying to discredit me. Trying to kill my career. Trying to make me look as if I’m someone that I’m not.” (RELATED: CNN’s April Ryan And Don Lemon Complain They Don’t Have Secret Service Detail Like Sarah Sanders)
“I am a journalist, I’m not an activist journalist,” she claimed. “I am just a journalist who is an activist for truth. Who is activating the freedom of the press and walking in that. Because if we don’t ask those questions, you are not going to find out what is happening.”
Ryan stressed transparency and said the only answers the press has to settle for the answers the Trump White House gives them.
“It’s about transparency. And do we get answers? We get the answers that they want to give us. It may not necessarily be the truth. It could be spin. So it’s a time for us to use critical thinking.”
Noah suggested Ryan is facing backlash and scrutiny because the press is dominated by white men and asked if her being a black woman had anything to do with the way she is treated.
“It feels like, hmm. I would say if you taste it, smell it, touch it, it is what it is,” she concluded. “It’s the truth.”
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