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Caught on Camera: CNN Reporter gets interrupted by raccoon just before live broadcast

A CNN reporter was just about to go live on television when he was interrupted by a racoon outside the White House.


The encounter, which was caught on camera on Tuesday and was shared widely on social media shows CNN senior Washington correspondent Joe Johns shouting “get lost” and throwing something before he turns back to face the camera. According to a CNN report, Johns was seconds away from going live to provide an update on the president’s health when he spotted the raccoon.


His colleague Omar Jimenez who shared the video on Twitter captioned, “Protector of the night. The hero we deserve. Joe. Johns. The raccoons never stood a chance.” The video has received over 1.9 million views and 5.4k likes as netizens hail Johns’ racoon fighting skills.

Some users are also asking if they could avail Johns services and get rid of the racoons at their locality. “Like a bouncer at a night club!” said one user, she further said, “Joe, Can you stop by and get rid of our racoons when you're done there? I like your style!” While another Twitter user said this might be President Donald Trump’s way of attacking the media who have been critical of his administration.

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