April Ryan tells CNN about death threats she received after asking if Trump considered resigning during White House press briefing

April Ryan tells CNN about death threats she received after asking if Trump considered resigning during White House press briefing 

Ryan: "I asked a question, and now my life is in jeopardy because of a question. But I'm going to continue to do my job."

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From the April 11 edition of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer:

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WOLF BLITZER (HOST): What's been the reaction that you've received since asking that question? 

APRIL RYAN: The reaction has been very -- there are people who support -- the reason why I asked the question was not about Democrat or Republican. It was not a partisan thing, it was a reporter asking a question. But people have gone into their tribes and some are saying it was a great question, mostly people who do not support this president. And those who are supporting this president are outraged or angry. I've been getting death threats and we've been calling the FBI, and I mean, I put one on social media. And this is real. I asked a simple question. I asked a question. I did not point a finger, I asked a question, and now my life is in jeopardy because of a question. But I'm going to continue to do my job. 

BLITZER: I know you are, and I hope everything's going to be all right.

RYAN: Oh, it will be.

Previously

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Libel Laws, Threats, Nasty Insults: A Guide To Trump’s War Against The Media

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