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Sarah Sanders Shamed by Press: April Ryan Relentlessly Attacks Spokesperson, ‘You Should Be Ashamed’ — Watch

'I've had some people wait for me outside the White House,' claims the correspondent and CNN panelist

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White House reporter and CNN analyst April Ryan claims she needs protection because of the backlash she gets for her frequent tangling with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, but there’s a twist: Ryan thinks Sanders should pay for her bodyguard.

“I’ve had some people wait for me outside the White House,” said Ryan (pictured above right), the American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent and a regular panelist on CNN.

She made her comments to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Tuesday.

“I mean, I’ve had death threats, I’ve had craziness, so I have a real concern.”

“Do I have a bodyguard?” Ryan asked. “Yes, I do. Am I paying for it? Yes, I am. And, I think [Sanders] should have to pay for it, especially if she’s stirring it up with her boss.”

The reporter insisted Sanders “should be ashamed of herself for going out there, saying some of the things that she’s said.”

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Ryan also complained that she “did not sign up for this” and is “just doing a job.”

Ryan and Sanders have repeatedly tangled with one another during tense White House briefings in clips that have often gone viral.

Ryan is also promoting her new book, “Under Fire: Reporting From the Front Lines of the Trump White House.”

She told The Hollywood Reporter she wrote the book because she has “been under attack” for her dependably negative coverage of President Donald Trump.

Sanders was given Secret Service protection after the owner of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, asked her and her family to leave because she works for Trump. Sanders has also received a variety of threats while working for the president.

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Vocal anti-Trump Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) fielded bipartisan backlash after she urged Americans during a rally in June to protest against Trump administration policies by initiating public confrontations with officials simply because of their association with the president.

“If you think we’re rallying now, you ain’t seen nothing yet,” Waters told attendees of a rally in Los Angeles. If you see anybody from that [Trump] cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

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