TICKER: Two throw nuts at Black CNN camera-person and call her an “animal”, ejected from the US Republican convention

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were thrown out of the convention center in Tampa on Tuesday after throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, “this is how we feed the animals.”

CNN reported that multiple witnesses saw it happen, and police immediately removed the two people from the premises. Former MSNBC and Current host David Shuster, who is attending the convention, tweeted about the incident earlier on Tuesday:

David Shuster @DavidShuster
David Shuster

GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying “This is how we feed animals.” @TakeActionNews #TAN

Talking Points Memo then reached out to CNN, which confirmed that an incident had taken place in a statement it later sent to The Huffington Post.

“CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon,” the statement read. “CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.” There was no immediate mention of the attack on CNN’s air.

The convention condemned the incident in a statement, saying, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”

The incident would be ugly anywhere, but it is especially troubling for a party whose nominee attracted 0 percent of the black vote in a recent NBC poll.

Huffington Post

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  1. this is terrible i am african american and multiracial American and they didnt include that they threw PEANUTS trying to make a monkey reference. i refuse to support a group of people who wont welcome me to their conference. #dispicable. The GOP has YET to PUBLICALLY apologize for such behavior which leads me to believe they condone it

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