After two months on the job, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has become known for his short temper. He reached a new low during today’s press briefing though, when he admonished a reporter for asking him about connections between President Trump’s campaign team and Russia diplomats.
During the Tuesday press briefing, April Ryan, an American Urban Radio Correspondent, asked Spicer how the Trump administration is going to “revamp its image” following the number of Russia-related scandals that have been discovered in the last two and half months.
‘How does this administration try to revamp its image? Two and a half months in…You’ve got Russia, you’ve got wiretaps.’
At this point, Spicer cut Ryan off, saying, “No, we don’t have that!”
When Ryan responded by pointing out the investigations of Capitol Hill, Spicer interrupted again and suggested that Ryan and the rest of the media is making connections between Trump and Russia that aren’t really there.
‘I get it. I’ve said it from the day that I got here until whenever that there is no connection. You’ve got Russia! If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that’s a Russian connection.’
When Ryan disagreed with Spicer’s strange argument, he just appeared to get angrier as he ranted about her “agenda” and said that she refused to “report the facts.”
Spicer also seemed to be offended by Ryan shaking her head at him in response and told her that she was going to have to “take no for an answer” at some point.
‘I’m sorry that that disgusts you. You’re shaking your head. I appreciate it, but understand this, that at some point, the facts are what they are. And every single person who has been briefed on this situation with respect to the situation with Russia — Republican, Democrat, Obama appointee, career — have all come to the same conclusion. At some point, April, you’re going to have to take no for an answer with respect to whether or not there was collusion.’
Watch Spicer’s heated exchange with Ryan in the video below, available via YouTube.
Featured image is a screenshot from the video.