April Ryan isn't afraid to get real with President Trump.
Ahead of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, Jan. 15, President Trump signed a proclamation to honor the slain civil rights legend. But while MLK fought for civil rights, President Trump has been accused of doing the exact opposite. And now, Ryan, a White House correspondent and CNN political analyst asked him the question that's on many minds: "Are you a racist?"
It was at that time that President Trump started to leave the event, but Ryan was relentless. "Mr. President, will you respond to these serious questions about your statement, sir?" she asked as he continued to ignore her and several others who asked him about his alleged racist remarks.
Earlier this week, President Trump reportedly asked lawmakers why we let "all these people from shithole countries" come to the United States. Several witnesses say he named Haiti and El Salvador as examples, two predominantly non-white countries, and suggested we should be more inviting to people from Norway instead.
Since then, he's received heavy backlash, especially since his alleged words come right before the eight-year anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti. In light of the tragedy, Hillary Clinton also had some choice words for him.
"The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors," read Clinton's tweet, which was later retweeted by Ryan. "Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him."
Trump has since denied all allegations that he called the countries "shitholes" and instead said he has no issues with Haitians (but noticeably didn't rescind his comments about Salvadorians).
But considering President Trump has been caught in at least 2,000 lies since taking office, he's going to need more people to back him up on that one.