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Paula Rogo
Nov, 25, 2017

It looks like White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got a little snippy with one of our favorite journalists April Ryan.

The duo had a back-and-forth during Monday’s press briefing when Sanders told the American Urban Radio Network correspondent that she was “starting to regret” calling on her first, according to The Hill.


Ryan had repeatedly tried to ask a follow-up question — a normal occurrence— about North Korea after she was called on first by Sanders.

“I’m sorry, April. I’m going to keep moving,“ Sanders injected.

“I understand,” Ryan said.  “But this is a hot story. Does the President regret —” 

“I’m sure that one of your colleagues will happily ask,” Sanders interrupted.

“Does the President regret his tweet —" Ryan pressed.

“April, I’m starting to regret calling on you first,” Sanders said.

Ryan wasn’t backing down, and instead she referenced Sanders' earlier statement that she was thankful for the White House press corps. 

“You’re thankful for all of us,” Ryan said as those in the room chuckled.

“I am, but I don’t want that to go away, so I’m going to call on one of your colleagues...“ Sanders said before calling on another reporter.

Earlier in the exchange, Ryan was asked what she was thankful for this Thansgiving and she gave Sanders an answer with receipts: “I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for my children. I’m thankful for twenty years in this job,” Ryan said before finishing, “I’m thankful to be able to talk to you and question you every single day.”