CNN political commentator Angela Rye in a panel discussion on Monday refused to say that President Trump was her president, instead referring to him as “your president” on two occasions, according to The Hill.
“He went into a press conference during the summer [of 2016] asking Russia to find the other 30,000 emails,” Rye said, referring to the 33,000 emails Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton deleted from the private email server she used as Secretary of State, during a discussion on Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer with alleged ties to the Kremlin.
“There are a lot of things that your president has done to defy logic. Let’s at least acknowledge that,” Rye added.
Panelist Jack Kingston, a former GOP congressman who joined CNN earlier this year as a contributor, took issue with Rye referring to Trump as “your president.”
“Your president, too, Angela. Your president, too,” Kingston said to Rye directly.
“Well, he’s your president,” Rye retorted.
Anchor John Berman ended the segment by stating Trump is “the president of the United States.”
Rye has been one of Trump’s fiercest critics on the network.
Trump has appeared on CNN once since August 2016, participating in a telephone interview with anchor Anderson Cooper.
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