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A Republican attendee at the Republican National Convention took things too far. A little too far, from the looks of it.
The Republican National Convention was taking place in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday when the attendee apparently threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman while saying, ‘This is how we feed animals.’
The incident was later on confirmed by CNN via a statement made to The Huffington Post. The statement went:
"CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment."
Current host David Shuster tweeted about the incident which was the cause of much outrage all over social media sites like Twitter.
Was CNN nut throwing incident about racism or hatred of 'liberal' media or both? Doesn't really matter. Either way, a disgrace— Andrea Stone (@andreastonez) August 29, 2012
However, the attendee who caused the ruckus was summarily removed from the convention center.
With the US Presidential elections coming up in a few months’ time, the Republicans are sure looking like they’re in a spot of trouble. The racist incident at the RNC comes after the lackluster speeches were slammed across the media.