On Tuesday afternoon, a Texas woman who was recently rescued from Hurricane Harvey blew up at a CNN reporter who asked her a number of questions about her experience while she was standing alongside her wet and cold children.
Receiving a toss from the self-obsessed Jim Acosta, the female reporter asked the woman, named Danielle, how she was rescued.
"We was waiting for the police for like 36 hours and they never came," she said. After Danielle walked to the gas station with her children, the officers came and picked them up, she explained. "We had been there for five days with no lights, and no food, and nobody came, like nobody came."
The CNN reporter continued to press the clearly distraught woman.
"Can you tell us — " started the CNN reporter.
“We walked through four feet of water to get food on the first day,” replied Danielle, now visibly crying. “Yeah, that’s a lot of s***.”
“But y’all sit here, y’all trying to interview people during their worst times — like that’s not the smartest thing to do," she continued. "Like people are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fuck 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 still putting the microphone in my face?" she asked.
The profusely apologetic CNN reporter quickly cut back to Acosta.
"It sounds like you have a very upset family, there," he said. "We're going to take a quick break and get back to you later on."