CNN reporter Rosa Flores was shooting a live segment from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on Tuesday and interviewing Hurricane Harvey victims who had to evacuate from their homes.
The mother expressed disbelief that the network chose to put cameras and microphones in front of flood survivors who are still seeking help after being rescued, pointing to the sopping-wet clothes still weighing down on her and her children’s backs.
The tone of the interview changed, however, when Flores asked about how she was able to save her children.
“I walked through four feet of water to go get them food on the first day”, she says while holding back tears. “Yeah. That’s a lot of s**t”.
“Y’all sitting here, trying to interview people at their worst times”, the woman said.
“Like people are really breaking down and you’re in here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us, ‘What the f– is wrong with us?’ ” the mother said. “When he’s shivering cold, when my kid’s wet, and you still putting the microphone in my face!” CNN anchor Jim Acosta interrupts the interview.
It’s probably unnecessary to tell you this, but that is an incredibly shitty thing to say.
Flores then asked her how she took care of her kids when Danielle started visibly getting upset.
Hurricane Harvey, which is now a Tropical Storm, has been battering the Houston area since Friday afternoon. Fifteen people have been killed in Texas because of the storm, including a Houston police officer, Steve Perez, who drowned in his patrol vehicle.