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April Ryan Scolded By Sarah Sanders For Shouting NFL Question: ‘You Rudely Interrupt Me’

Since NFL protests during the national anthem are a big topic of discussion in the news again, White House correspondent April Ryan pressed Sarah Huckabee Sanders on the issue athletes have been protesting about in the first place.

NBC’s Peter Alexander first asked why, if President Trump supports free speech in the case of Masterpiece Bakeshop, he doesn’t in the case of NFL player protests.

Huckabee Sanders said it’s not about free speech, it’s about respecting the flag.

When she moved on, Ryan called out, “Is the President aware that this is about police-involved shootings and not about disrespecting the flag?”

Huckabee Sanders responded by, in part, scolding her for calling out the question:

“The president has made his position crystal clear… I let you rudely interrupt me and your colleague. I’m going to ask that you allow me to finish my answer. I would be happy to answer it if you stop talking long enough. The president has made his position crystal clear on this topic. He feels strongly that standing for our national anthem is something that we should do, something that matters to what makes our country special and unique and what sets us apart. He’s not going to waver on that. He’s not going to apologize for it.”

Ryan tried to ask again about the issue of police shootings, but Huckabee Sanders said, “I’m going to deal with the issue of addressing your colleague’s question.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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