CNN's Angela Rye refuses to say Trump is her president

CNN political commentator Angela Rye in a panel discussion on Monday refused to say that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE was her president, instead referring to him as "your president" on two occasions.

"He went into a press conference during the summer [of 2016] asking Russia to find the other 30,000 emails," Rye said, referring to the 33,000 emails Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHill.TV's Krystal Ball: Failure to embrace Sanders as nominee would 'destroy' Democratic Party Clinton says she feels the 'urge' to defeat Trump in 2020 Can Democrats flip the Texas House? Today's result will provide a clue MORE deleted from the private email server she used as secretary of State, during a discussion on Donald Trump Jr.'s June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer with alleged ties to the Kremlin.

"There are a lot of things that your president has done to defy logic. Let's at least acknowledge that," Rye added.

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Panelist Jack Kingston, a former GOP congressman who joined CNN earlier this year as a contributor, took issue with Rye referring to Trump as "your president."

"Your president, too, Angela. Your president, too," Kingston said to Rye directly.

"Well, he's your president," Rye retorted.

Anchor John Berman ended the segment by stating Trump is "the president of the United States."

Rye has been one of Trump's fiercest critics on the network.

Trump has appeared on CNN once since August 2016, participating in a telephone interview with anchor Anderson Cooper.