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Former MSNBC anchor, David Schuster tweeted about an incident involving a Republican National Convention attendee and an African American CNN cameraman. According to Schuster, who is attending the convention, the attendee threw nuts at a the camerawoman and referred to her as an animal. “GOP convention attendee ejected for throwing nuts at a African American CNN camera woman + saying “This is how we feed anmials.”@TakeActionNews #TAN,” his tweet reads.
Later on, CNN did confirm there was an incident via an official statement, but didn’t release any specific details. “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon,” the network said in a statement. “CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”
The identity of the attendee was not immediately known. It is also unclear as to whether the person was a delegate or just someone with a ticket to the convention center.