Spicer: ‘If the President Puts Russian Salad Dressing on His Salad Tonight, Somehow That’s a Russian Connection’

Press Secretary Sean Spicer got in a heated exchange with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks during Tuesday's White House press briefing.

Ryan listed various issues the White House is dealing with, specifically the investigation into Russian election interference, saying, "you've got Russia."

"IĀ get it, but I've said it from the day that I got here until whatever, that there is no connection. You've got Russia. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection," Spicer quipped.

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"At some point, April, you're going to have to take ‘no' for an answer with respect to whether or not there was collusion," Spicer said.

After Ryan repeatedly pushed back on Spicer's responses, he accused Ryan of trying to maintain her view of the White House without listening to facts.

"It seems like you're hell-bent on trying to make sure whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays," he said.

As the heated exchange continued, Ryan repeatedly shook her head in disagreement.

"I'm sorry, please stop shaking your head again," Spicer said.