White House Reporter Fights Off Raccoon


A gang of raccoons is living on the White House lawn and at least one snuck up on a TV reporter early Wednesday.

CNN’s Joe Johns was on camera shooting a live spot for “New Day” when a raccoon attempted to creep into the frame. In response, Johns threw an object at the critter and hollered “Get!” as he tried to salvage his footage.

“Frickin’ raccoons, man,” Johns exclaimed in the clip as he repeatedly turned away from the camera to check for further advances. “God, again! That’s the second time. Jesus.”

Mr. Johns assured everyone later that no raccoons were harmed during the incident! (But it was the first time the word "frickin" was feature on CNN)

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