CNN’s Joe Johns went viral on Tuesday night time right after a confrontation with a raccoon on the White Household lawn.
The network’s senior Washington correspondent can be noticed in the video clip throwing what appeared to be a get the job done bag at the animal while making an attempt to shoo it away.
“Frickin’ raccoons, male. God, yet again! This is the next time! Jesus … It usually arrives close to ideal all over when I’m about to go on Television … get!” a pissed off Johns claimed prior to growling at the raccoon.
Johns was praised on social media for how he managed the situation, with other folks saying the conversation encapsulated a tumultuous 2020.
Protector of the evening.
The hero we are entitled to.
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) October 6, 2020
Joe Johns is a 2020 mood (and one particular of the very best in the biz) https://t.co/C9rldzuUic
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 6, 2020
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) October 6, 2020
This is what a consummate experienced @joejohnscnn is. Seconds ahead of his @NewDay reside shot, he fends off a raccoon assault! Just a different working day in the nutty information cycle. #behindthescenes #whitehouseraccoon #wildlife pic.twitter.com/p13w3QICiD
— Alisyn Camerota (@AlisynCamerota) October 6, 2020
Tuesday evening wasn’t the very first time reporters have encountered raccoons on White Home property. CBS Information White Residence correspondent Paula Reid on Sept. 29 claimed a raccoon experienced “attacked multiple news crews” on Sept. 29.