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Reporter April Ryan says she got death threats for asking if Trump considered resigning

USA TODAY logo USA TODAY 4/12/2018 Ryan W. Miller
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08:  April Ryan is honored at the UNCF New York Dinner on March 8, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images) © Earl Gibson III/Getty Images NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: April Ryan is honored at the UNCF New York Dinner on March 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

Reporter April Ryan said she has received death threats after asking White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether President Trump has considered resigning.

Ryan, a White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, defended her question while appearing on CNN and told host Wolf Blitzer that she's received a wide range of reactions to the question.

"Some are saying it was a great question — people who do not support this president. And those who are supporting this president are outraged, are angry." Ryan said. "I've been getting death threats, and we've been calling the FBI."

Ryan asked Sanders Tuesday if Trump had thought about stepping down at any point. She told Blitzer that she asked in the context of the FBI raid of Michael Cohen's office, Trump's personal attorney, but that she's heard before from sources that Trump was considering resignation.

Sanders said no and dismissed Ryan's question as "absolutely ridiculous."

"That is not illogical, irrational. It is a real question on the table that a White House does not want to deal with," Ryan said on CNN.

The two have had contentious exchanges before during press briefings, and Ryan even sparked a Twitter feud with Sanders over whether the press secretary actually baked a pie she posted a picture of.

Ryan has also said before that she's gotten death threats. After asking former press secretary Sean Spicer about the perception of connections between the administration and Russia, Spicer told Ryan to "please stop shaking your head" during his answer.

"Unfortunately, I was roadkill today," Ryan said after the briefing. Ryan went to the FBI with death threats she had received after that exchange, too, The Washington Post reported.

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