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Posted: November 29, 2017

Correspondent April Ryan not invited to WH Christmas party for first time in 20 years

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Correspondent April Ryan not invited to WH Christmas party for first time in 20 years
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Journalist April Ryan serves as moderator at the National Town Hall at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on September 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON, D.C. —

American Urban Radio Networks correspondent and CNN contributor April Ryan won’t be at the White House Christmas party this year.

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Ryan told The Washington Post she was not invited for the first time in 20 years because “they have a disdain for me.”

She told the Post she believes it was an intentional oversight.

“I don’t think I was overlooked,” Ryan said. 

“I think they don’t like me. For whatever reason, they have disdain for me.”

Ryan has had a confrontational relationship with the Trump communications team from the beginning, first with former press secretary Sean Spicer, and now with Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Ryan recently called into question whether Huckabee Sander’s had actually baked a pie that the press secretary tweeted about. Ryan said she wouldn’t believe it unless she saw Huckabee Sanders actually bake it.

>> Related: Trump calls for CNN boycott after network refuses White House Christmas party invite

“Okay I want to watch you bake it and put it on the table,” Ryan tweeted

CNN won’t be at the party this year, either. The network announced Tuesday that its not sending any representatives, but would send reporters to cover it.


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