In spite of her week in the news with White House Press, Secretary Sean Spicer, White House correspondent, April Ryan, is still in good spirits and says it is all about the first amendment.
In her interview with Jacque Reid, during Reid’s “Inside Her Story” segment on the Tom Joyner Show, the 30-year journalist, shared what it was like when Spicer basically “scolded” her about shaking her head as he (Spicer) answered her question during a press conference, or attempted to anyway.
“I’m going to do my job no matter what. It’s not about me. It’s about the American people,” Ryan shared with Reid.
She went on to say she believes she hit a nerve with Spicer, and that is why he reacted the way he did. However, Ryan says the love and support she has received has been surreal. She shared how she was pulled over a by police officer after the incident who told her she was his hero, and even Hillary Clinton has shared her thoughts on the matter. Yet, she did note that friends who know her personally joked that “she could go off but then was not the time,” to which she laughed and agreed.
Earlier this week, Brittany Packnett started the now trending hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork in honor of Ryan’s incident with Spicer and California Representative, Maxine Waters, ( or Auntie Maxine as I call her in my head) incident with Fox’s political commentator and host Bill O’Reilly where O’Reilly made an ugly remark about her hair.
To hear Reid and Ryan’s full interview, click here.