RNC Attendee Throws Nuts at Black CNN Camerawoman, Says “This is How We Feed the Animals”
The Republican Party wants you to think that it’s colorblind, except when it’s not. The party of Lincoln has steadfastly maintained that its ideology does not take race into account, only values and principles, but their actions say different.
Maybe the RNC attendee who tossed nuts at a black CNN camerawoman while saying “this is how we feed the animals” didn’t get the colorblind memo. Maybe he was too busy listening to Republican dog whistling about how Obama was the food stamp President to pivot to the new and improved colorblind Republican brand.
According to the camerawoman’s friend, the woman who was thrown nuts reacted by saying, “What are you doing? Are you out of your damned mind?”
But that didn’t stop the pair of white men from continuing in their attempt to demean the camera woman.
CNN confirmed the confrontation, writing in a statement, “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon” and “CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”
MSNBC and Current anchor David Shuster was the first to report the incident, tweeting, “GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”
It is unclear whether the GOPers who were involved in the incident were delegates or just attendees of the convention.
The RNC has not issued a statement regarding the incident. The identity of the camerawoman has not been revealed.
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