Kathy Griffin calls Trump a 'stupid racist piece of s***' after he says April Ryan is 'a loser' and 'nasty'

Twitter has veteran journalist April Ryan’s back after President Trump called her “a loser” and threatened to revoke her press credential, as he did with CNN’s Jim Acosta.

While leaving the White House on Friday for a trip to France, the president said other journalists might be in jeopardy of losing their credentials. “I haven’t made that decision, but it could be others also,” he told reporters. Speaking of Acosta, the president said: “He’s a very unprofessional man… I don’t think he’s a smart person, but he’s got a loud voice.”

Unprompted, Trump brought up Ryan, a CNN political analyst and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks. At Wednesday’s combative press conference, he told her to “sit down” when she attempted to ask a question.

“The same thing with April Ryan,” Trump said. “I mean, you talk about somebody who’s a loser. She doesn’t know what the hell she’s doing. She gets publicity and then she gets a pay raise. … She’s very nasty.”

9 PHOTOS
April Ryan out and about
See Gallery
April Ryan out and about
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: Journalist/author April Ryan attends Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 21: April Ryan (L) and Ambassador Joe Wilson speak onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Author and journalist April Ryan (L) and journalist Brooke Baldwin speak during Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan 'Under Fire' Book Launch on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan 'Under Fire' book Launch)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Author and journalist April Ryan poses at Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan 'Under Fire' Book Launch on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Lafayette 148 New York x April Ryan 'Under Fire' book Launch )
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: April Ryan attends the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: (L-R) April Ryan, Brittney Cooper and Michael Eric Dyson speak onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: April Ryan speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27: April Ryan speaks onstage at The Gracies, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Alliance For Women In Media Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 22: April Ryan arrives at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four SeasonsHotel on May 22, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/WireImage)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Ryan had this to say about it on Twitter.

She has the support of many fellow journalists, including Jim Acosta.

Bernice King, the youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, also reached out.

Many on Twitter were quick to point out that Ryan is the third African-American female journalist Trump has gone after this week.

“Trump tells black women reporters they ask stupid questions because he’s a stupid racist piece of s***,” Kathy Griffin said in a tweet, also tagging PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor, a Haitian-American, and CNN’s Abby Phillip, who is African-American.

On Wednesday, Trump scolded Alcindor for asking a “racist question.” (She asked whether describing himself as a “nationalist” on the campaign trail emboldened white nationalists.) And while talking with reporters today, Trump went after Phillip, who asked whether he wanted acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “to rein in Robert Mueller” in regards to the Russia probe. Trump deemed it a “stupid question.

The ladies of the View also mentioned on Friday’s show what the three journalists have “in common.”

Of course, not everyone agrees. Fox Business Network’s Trish Regan said it makes no sense that Ryan thinks it has anything to do with her gender or race. “He’s an EQUAL opportunist when it comes to putting out-of-line journalists in their place,” she tweeted. Ryan fired back with a response.

Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.