White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shut-down CNN White House correspondent April Ryan on Wednesday, ending her question after the reporter “disgustingly” suggested the Trump administration condones slavery in the United States.
Sanders was fielding questions from reporters at the daily press briefing when Ryan suddenly asked if the President and his advisors “believe slavery was wrong.”
“What is the definition of ‘compromise’ as it relates to slavery and the Civil War?” asked Ryan.
“I’m not going to get in and re-litigate the Civil War just like I told you yesterday. I think I’ve addressed the concerns that a lot of people had and I’m not going to re-litigate history here,” said Sanders.
“I’ll ask the question again… The question is: Does this administration believe, does this President believe that slavery was wrong?” pressed the CNN reporter.
“I think it is disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery,” fired-back the Press Secretary.
Watch the back-and-forth exchange above.