- The Washington Times
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CNN political analyst April Ryan suggested Sunday that President Trump should be prosecuted in The Hague for instigating a “race war” in America.

“Let’s call a thing a thing. This president, Donald John Trump, has instigated a race war in America. Portland, Oregon, is ground zero,” Ms. Ryan, longtime White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, said Sunday on “CNN Newsroom.”

“This president, Donald John Trump, has basically stoked the flames for racist extremists, neo-Nazis and the alt-right,” she continued. “This president is even defending Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who went in Wisconsin and killed two protesters.”

Ms. Ryan then suggested that the International Criminal Court (ICC), which investigates crimes against humanity, should “come in and deal with this.”

“There is a race war in America right now because of this president,” she said, the Washington Free Beacon reported. “People are calling me, asking if there indeed is a way to get the International Crimes Court [sic] to come in to deal with this. You know, I’ve talked to some people who are in intelligence, and they’re saying, ‘He’s done heinous things,’ but they have to see, we don’t know for sure. But people are now afraid of this president because he has stoked the racial flames. And let’s call the thing a thing, he has begun a race war in America in 2020.”

Ms. Ryan was reacting to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blaming Mr. Trump for “the hate and the division” in his city following the shooting death of a right-wing counterprotester.

Aaron “Jay” Danielson, a 39-year-old Portland resident and a reported member of the local conservative group Patriot Prayer, died of a gunshot wound to the chest during clashes with anti-police demonstrators in Portland Saturday night. No arrests have been made but a self-described Antifa member by the name of Michael Forest Reinoehlis was being investigated in connection to the shooting, The Oregonian reported.

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