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‘That is Not My Place’: April Ryan on Trump Asking Her to Set Up Meeting With Congressional Black Caucus

At today’s press conference by President Donald Trump, one of the more incredible moments surrounded reporter April Ryan asking the president about whether he’d meet with the Congressional Black Caucus and him responding by asking if they were friends of hers.

Ryan showed up on CNN this afternoon to discuss the presser and Trump’s request for her to set up a meeting between the CBC and the president.

Speaking to host Brooke Baldwin, Ryan explained that as a veteran reporter, she obviously didn’t want to be involved with setting up meetings with members of Congress.

“I’m from the old school where we just report,” Ryan noted. “I’m not supposed to be the news.”

She continued, “So, the issue is I’m a reporter. I would love to be in the room as a reporter writing what’s going on. Now, if they would like to invite me, I’d welcome that, but as far as facilitating that meeting or convening that meeting, that is not my place.”

This isn’t first time Ryan has been the focus of Trump administration news. Ryan accused White House communications official Omarosa Manigault of threatening her, adding that Omarosa claimed she was keeping “dossiers” on reporters. Manigault responded by sharing a secret recording of their encounter with other journalists.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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