April Ryan who’s a longtime White House correspondent gushed over former President Barack Obama during their interview about his book on Monday, particularly praising his “brilliance” and describing him as one of her “fondest memories” as a reporter.
Taking it to Instagram Ryan wrote, “You cannot work in that special, unique place and not have memories, and you are one of my fondest memories, and I thank you”.
Ryan, who reports for American Urban Radio Networks and is also a CNN analyst, told Mr Obama she “love” his book “A Promised Land,” describing it as “amazing” and “wonderful,” while adding that Obama was “so strong,” and when the former president expected a question about the possibility of a female president, Ryan said, “You in your brilliance always knew where I was going.”
While the interview was wrapping up, Ryan expressed interest in making a cameo in the second volume of the book and giggled when Obama said that could possibly happen.
April Ryan and President Trump’s administration had a contrast coverage compared to the Obama administration. She once asked President Trump whether he was a racist or thought slavery was wrong and it didn’t go down well.
Ryan also accused Trump of fomenting a race war in the United States, and her pinned tweet thread on her Twitter page explains why she does not show “objectivity” in covering the current administration.
Obama’s stop on Ryan’s Instagram was a part of his 751-page book promotion tour. The book covers his political career up through the successful raid to kill 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden in 2011.
Vanity Fair praised his “capacity for empathy,” and the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote for The New York Times that Mr Obama was “as fine a writer as they come” whose “language is unafraid of its own unimaginative richness.”