CNN Analyst Tweets Article Suggesting Trump Could Be Running Child Sex Trafficking Ring

CNN political analyst April Ryan shared an article on her Twitter account on Sunday that floated the idea that President Donald Trump could be running a child sex trafficking ring.

The article that Ryan tweeted, from The Root, was titled, "Is the Trump Administration Running a Child-Trafficking Ring or Nah? Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole"

Ryan's tweet, which Fox News noted was shared with more than 330,000 of her followers, caused such an uproar that a spokesperson for Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, responded to it.

Grisham wrote: "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.'"

Others within the media were appalled by Ryan's tweet.

In a tweet, Fox News' Brian Flood wrote: "Can you imagine the outrage if a cable news correspondent with White House credentials tweeted this about Hillary or Obama?"

Britt McHenry also called out Ryan, writing, "Trump Derangement Syndrome has gone off the rails. How can a major network contributor tweet this out?"


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