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 TrumpTrump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Veterans group backs lawsuits to halt Trump's use of military funding for border wall Schiff punches back after GOP censure resolution fails 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) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network 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.