April Ryan says Hillary is right, Spicer treated her with “indignity”

April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, was told to by White House press secretary Sean Spicer yesterday to stop shaking her head during the daily press briefing at the White House.

Ryan was asking Spicer a question about Russia when he became incensed.

A lot of people found Spicer’s comment condescending, sexist, and many felt there was a racial tinge to it as well, as Ryan is African-American.

Hillary Clinton weighed in last night about what Spicer did to Ryan, noting that “too many women, especially women of color, have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kind of indignities in stride.”

When asked about Hillary’s comments today by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Ryan said: “I was shocked that she did it, but she’s right.”

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  • TomL

    I would have said, “I’ll stop shaking my head when you stop lying.” Of course, that would probably get me banned from the WH, but sometimes you just got to spill the T.

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