April Ryan to Sarah Sanders: Has Trump 'thought about stepping down?'

April Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN contributor, asked press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday if President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE has ever thought about stepping down as president.
 
"Question: With all of this turmoil, particularly last week, has the president at any time thought about stepping down before or now?” Ryan asked during Tuesday's press briefing. 

“No, and I think that’s an absolutely ridiculous question,” Sanders shot back before calling on another reporter.  

"It's not a ridiculous question," Ryan said without prompting an additional response from Sanders. 
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Ryan's question comes one day after the FBI raided the New York office of Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

The president responded to the raid Tuesday morning, declaring that "attorney-client privilege is dead!" and calling special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's probe into Russia's election meddling "a total witch hunt!" 

“It’s a real disgrace,” Trump said to reporters at the White House on Monday afternoon after news of the raid broke. "It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”

“We’ll see what happens. … Many people have said, ‘You should fire him,’ ” the president added when asked if he was considering firing Mueller.
 
The exchange between Sanders and Ryan on Tuesday adds to a series of noteworthy barbs the two have thrown at each other.
 
Most notably, around Thanksgiving, Ryan questioned whether Sanders actually baked a pecan pie featured in a photo she shared on Twitter.