Hurricane Survivor Scolds CNN Reporter: "You Are Still Putting A Microphone In My Face?"

Chris Menahan
Aug. 29, 2017

A survivor of Hurricane Harvey scolded a CNN reporter for putting a microphone in her face while she was still reeling from the traumatic experience of being rescued along with her kids.

Transcript via Breitbart:
REPORTER: Let me introduce you to Danielle here. You just arrived. Share with us how you were rescued.

DANIELLE: Some guys had called our phone and asked where we were. We were waiting for police for, like, 36 hours and they never came. We were waiting at the home. We did the white flag and everything. Nobody came. But then somebody called the phone after we decided to leave the house. We walked to the gas station with the kids, and they picked up us. We had been there five days with no food, no lights, and nobody came. Like, nobody came.

REPORTER: You’re with your children. We heard stories of mothers trying to save their children from the rushing waters. Can you tell us how that was for you?
DANIELLE: We walked through four feet of water to get them food on the first day. Yeah, that’s a lot of sh*t. But you all are sitting here trying to interview people through their worst time. Like that’s not the smartest thing to do.

Like people are really breaking down, and you are all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f**k is wrong with us. And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face with me shivering cold, with my kids wet and you are still putting a microphone in my face.

REPORTER: Sorry, sorry.

HOST JIM ACOSTA: It sounds like you’ve got a very upset family there. We’re going to take a break from that, and we’ll get back to you.
Here's some reactions from Twitter:

Some people pointed out her story was a bit inconsistent:

Regardless, it's just nice watching CNN squirm.

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