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 TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles 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 ClintonTexas man indicted over allegations he created fraudulent campaign PACs FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased Pompeo’s Cairo speech more ‘back to the future’ than break with past 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.