Spicer 'astonished' by Clinton's criticism of his encounter with reporter
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 30, 2017,
Mar 30, 2017, 7:29
During the Professional Business Women of California conference on Tuesday afternoon, Trump's presidential campaign opponent opened up to a large crowd about the sexism that exists in the workplace, especially when it comes to Black women.
Hillary Clinton gave an inspiring speech at the Professional Women's Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday - and it was everything we needed (aside from her being in the White House)!
After watching a clip of Waters speaking on Trump, patriotism, and racism in the USA, O'Reilly said, "I didn't hear a word she said".
Clinton cited the heated exchange earlier that day between White House press secretary Sean Spicer and April Ryan, a correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, when Spicer reprimanded Ryan for "shaking her head" while he was speaking.
"Too many women, especially women of color, have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride", Clinton noted. After the clip ended, one of O'Rielly's co-hosts asked what he thought about the speech, to which he infamously replied, "I didn't hear a word she said". The tag, started by activist Brittany Packnett, saw contributions from women around the world including former Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile, award-winning director Ava DuVernay, and author and intellectual Melissa Harris-Perry. And she mentioned Waters, who "was taunted with a racist joke about her hair". "I was looking at the James Brown wig", according to USA Today.
"During the question and answer session of her appearance, she grew incredulous at the GOP health care debate". (Jackson's attorney, Sanford Talkin, declined Romper's request for comment.) Ryan wanted to know if the White House condemned the hate crime. "I was shocked." She later tweeted: "Preach @HillaryClinton!"
Waters fired back at the Fox host, as David Choi reported for Business Insider, telling MSNBC's Chris Hayes: "Let me just say this: I'm a strong black woman and I can not be intimidated".
"There is no place I'd rather be than here with you".
Left to right: journalist April Ryan, Hillary Clinton, Representative Maxine Waters. "And I don't look and say 'well I'm gonna push back lighter on this person due to their gender.' I think it's the exact opposite of what Secretary Clinton went after and tried to say somehow it's patronizing".