Thursday’s White House briefing featured a heated clash between CNN contributor April Ryan and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders, at one point, responded to an assertion from Ryan that she felt “blindsided” by Rudy Giuliani‘s bombshell revelations by telling the CNN reporter “With all due respect, you don’t know much about me in terms of what I feel and what I don’t.”
“In certain sectors of this nation, people understand what ‘you don’t know me’ means,” Ryan said Thursday night on CNN. “It’s very street. And it leads to a fight. A physical fight.”
“I have to pick up for my colleague Sarah Sanders there,” Conway said. “Folks, you don’t know us. That’s not anything other than a pedestrian term of ‘you don’t know us.’ And everybody should think about the difference between trying to go viral and starting an argument, and trying to get information. Your job is to get information, not confrontation.”
“A lot of this has nothing to do with April Ryan, I’m making a more general statement here,” Conway said. “A lot of the folks who dish it out, really can’t take it…Be careful if you would be very thin-skinned on the receiving end.