CNN contributor April Ryan has come under fire for sharing an article on Twitter that implied President Donald Trump’s administration is involved in a child sex-trafficking ring.
On Thursday, Ryan shared an article from The Root, which was titled, “Is the Trump administration running a child-trafficking ring or nah? Follow me down the rabbit hole.”
The article said the Trump administration is intentionally making it easier for minority children to be kidnapped and trafficked by criminals. It also claims the administration is doing this because — you guessed it — they are white nationalists who want to prevent minorities from succeeding in life.
“Now Trump and Sessions—with the help of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen—are putting even more children at risk, breaking up families and contemplating throwing kids into internment camps or sending them off into homes with unvetted or unmonitored adults, and losing kids right and left. If someone did want to traffic a bunch of barely literate, frightened, lost brown children fleeing poverty and violence in South America, Trump and Sessions just made it a lot easier.”
“This could all just be a series of unfortunate policies and events. It could just be white nationalism at work, destroying black and brown families seeking a better life, and demonstrating a careless disregard for nonwhite children.”
The piece doesn’t admit there’s no proof to support the erroneous claim until paragraph 11, which was an intentional ploy to lead readers into believing the utterly insane theory.
But more importantly, why is a top CNN contributor sharing an article claiming the Trump administration is racist and has been involved with exacerbating a child-trafficking ring against minorities?
Ryan was ripped to pieces on social media for sharing the article, and it even drew a swift rebuke from Stephanie Grisham, First Lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman.
If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics contributor…is it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true? Remember: “The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way
This isn’t the first time Ryan has made headlines for her outrageous behavior and antics.
Earlier this month, Ryan tweeted and spoke about a physical altercation with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after a tense back-and-forth during the briefing.
Ryan “joked” about taking off earrings and putting on Vaseline — which implies a physical altercation.
In what world is this acceptable?
In the past three weeks, Ryan threatened a physical altercation with Sanders and shared an article implying the Trump administration is deliberately exacerbating child-trafficking involving minorities because they are white nationalists.
As many have asked on social media: should she have her White House press credentials pulled or suspended?