"She should have done the right thing a long time ago," Ryan said. "The reason why I say that is because she suffers from 'lie-abetes.' And her tenure has been fraught with sex, lies and videotape."
"Never had somebody say that I should be decapitated," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in response to the CNN's analyst's remarks.
This war of words all stems from CNN political analyst April Ryan use of an execution metaphor to discuss firings in the White House's press office.
April Ryan wrote a heartfelt piece in the Washington Post.
"She doesn't know what the hell she's doing," the president said of journalist April Ryan.
"They've put a target on my head.... I've had death threats," Ryan said, blaming the White House and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The pair argued over an article exploring the conspiracy theory that the Trump administration is running a child sex-trafficking ring.
"It can mean a lot of things to a lot of people," Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said after being forced to answer the question.
It is not the first time the veteran White House reporter said she had received death threats during the Trump administration.