April Ryan: I've gotten death threats for asking if Trump considered resigning

White House correspondent April Ryan said Wednesday that she has gotten death threats after asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE had considered resigning.

Ryan, the correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, said on CNN that those who oppose the president have thought her question was “great,” while Trump’s supporters have been outraged.

“They’re angry. I’ve been getting death threats and we’ve been calling the FBI and I mean, I put one on social media and this is real,” Ryan told CNN.


“I asked a simple question … I did not point a finger, I asked a question and now my life is in jeopardy because of a question. But I’m going to continue to do my job,” she continued.

Ryan had asked Sanders during the press briefing Tuesday whether Trump had considered stepping down. Sanders dismissed Ryan’s question as “ridiculous.”

The reporter defended asking the question, which came one day after the FBI raided the offices of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.

Ryan said Wednesday that sources have told her that the possibility of Trump resigning has “been on the table.”

“That is not illogical, irrational. It is a real question on the table, the path [the] White House does not want to deal with because they’re trying to craft the picture, the winning image. And there is no winning picture at this moment,” Ryan said.