*An attendee at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday allegedly threw nuts at a black camerawoman working for CNN and said “This is how we feed animals” before being tossed from the building.
The CNN official declined to provide specific details, but confirmed the incident to Taking Points Memo after it was first tweeted by former MSNBC and Current anchor David Shuster.
“GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals,’” Shuster wrote.
It is not clear whether the alleged culprit was a delegate or attending the convention in some other capacity.
In a written statement, CNN addressed the matter but divulged few details: “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.”