Longtime 백악관 correspondent April Ryan gushed over former 오바마 대통령 during their interview about his memoir on Monday, praising his “brilliance” and calling him one of her “fondest memories” as a reporter.
“You cannot work in that special, unique place and not have memories, and you are one of my fondest memories, and I thank you,” she said on 인스 타 그램.
Ryan, a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and a CNN analyst, told Obama she “loved” his book “A Promised Land,” calling it “amazing” 과 “wonderful.” She also told Obama he was “so strong, and when he anticipated a question about the possibility of a female president, Ryan said, “You in your brilliance always knew where I was going.”
As their interview concluded, Ryan expressed hope she would make a cameo in the second volume of the memoir and giggled when Obama said that could happen.
It’s in marked contrast to her coverage of the Trump White House, where she has asked President Trump whether he was a 인종 차별 주의자 or thought slavery was 잘못된. 그녀는 또한 accused him 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 part of a lengthy book tour to promote his third memoir, a lengthy read at 751 pages. It covers his political career up through the successful raid to kill 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden in 2011.
허영 박람회 praised his “capacity for empathy,” and the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 썼다 for The New York Times that Obama was “as fine a writer as they come” 누구의 “language is unafraid of its own unimaginative richness.”
Late-night comedians also could hardly withhold their glee when speaking with the former president about the tome.
“I just want to take a moment to drink you in for just a moment, because I’m having to get used to looking at a president again,” 말했다 CBS host Stephen Colbert during their interview.
ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel even asked Obama if he made love to his wife Michelle after the bin Laden raid.