The CNN political analyst and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks said she didn't realize it was a fundraiser.
The reporter pulled no punches as she bid the outgoing White House press secretary goodbye — and confirmed she wouldn't attend her party.
Last week, April Ryan used a metaphor to urge the White House to fire the press secretary, but Sanders spun the remarks into a violent threat.
Trump responded to the veteran White House reporter's question by pointing at her and turning away.
"45 is finishing off another week attacking Black women journalists," wrote New York Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke. "When will it end?"
According to press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House doesn’t consider police brutality a national issue, despite the shooting of Stephon Clark and absence of charges against both Alton Sterling and Eric Garner.
“I hope you felt the passion of my thankfulness," April Ryan said.
She is so deserving of this recognition.
Women of color "have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride."
While accusing media outlets of misrepresenting President Trump's relationship with Russia, Press Secretary Sean Spicer tells journalist April Ryan, "stop shaking your head again."