CNN correspondent and American Urban Radio reporter April Ryan continued with the baited questions during Tuesday’s White House press briefing, asking press secretary Sarah Sanders if President Trump’s upcoming visit to a civil rights museum in Mississippi should be considered an “insult.”
Trump will visit the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this next weekend and several NAACP members and black ministers have planned a protest.
“There are comments from people from the NAACP from black ministers who are planning on protesting and boycotting this weekend for the president’s visit to the civil rights museum. What say you?” Ryan asked.
“I think that would be, honestly, very sad,” Sanders responded. “I think this is something that should bring the country together, to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting civil rights movement and the progress that we’ve made, and I would hope those individuals join in instead of protesting.”
Ryan then questioned the president’s response to the Charlottesville violence, saying, “The president didn’t get his statement straight.” She said that ambiguity makes his visit an “insult” to the black leaders. However, Sanders set her straight on what Trump said:
“I think he got his statement very clear when he condemned all forms of racism, bigotry, and violence. There’s no gray area, there, and I think he made it very clear what his position is.”
In fact, as The Daily Caller noted, here’s what Trump said unambiguously:
“Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.”
If that's unclear, then you are April Ryan.