The White House removes CNN’s April Ryan
from the christmas invitation. CNN’s April Ryan claims for the first time in 20 years
she was not invited to the annual White House Christmas Party. Ryan believes the Trump administration
has a disdain for her. One of the reasons Ryan’s non-invitation could be due to the
feud between her and Press Secretary Sanders. Last month Ryan accused the Trump administration
of being pro-slavery, and Secretary Sanders said it was a disgusting accusation. Among those not invited this year is April
Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN contributor.
Ryan doesn’t know why she didn’t get a golden ticket this year, but she suspects
it may be payback for her various run-ins with Trump, and his press secretary Sarah
Huckabee Sanders during the past year. For example, Over the Thanksgiving weekend Ryan
questioned Sanders’s claim to having baked a magazine-perfect chocolate pecan pie. Ryan
tweeted: Show it to us on a table, which sparked piegate, a debate about presidential credibility. In an interview, Ryan said, I’ve given up
trying to figure out why she wasn’t invited to this year’s soiree. “He has the right
to invite whoever he wants. He chose not to invite me. I’m good. Well, not that good.
I don’t think I was overlooked, she continued. I think they don’t like me. For whatever
reason, they have disdain for me.” Ryan noted that this is first time in 20 years
of covering the White House, that she hasn’t been welcome at the annual party. She’s
attended parties hosted by presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
She said no, one time during the Bush years because she was pregnant. And that includes
years in which she’s tangled with other press secretaries, including Obama’s first,