A Houston mother shouted at an interviewer live on television for her coverage of Hurricane Harvey victims.
The woman, named Danielle, had just arrived at the shelter after waiting 36 hours to be rescued from the floodwaters with her two children.
She and her kids were still wearing their bags and backpacks with their belongings inside.
As CNN correspondent Rosa Flores asked Danielle several questions, the woman appeared to become more upset, eventually shouting at Flores for interviewing people ‘during their worst times’, before she turned and walked away with her children.
The exchange was captured on live television before cameras cut back to Jim Acosta in the studio.
The interaction began with Flores standing beside Danielle at a shelter in Houston, where Danielle and her children had just recently arrived.
Danielle was shivering and looked visibly distressed as she stood with her young daughter and her young son peeked out from behind her.
Flores asked how she was rescued and Danielle explained that she and her family had been waiting for 36 hours at their home for police to come help them.
She said they waited for days without food or electricity, with flags outside their house to signal a need for help, but no one came.
Eventually she said she walked through flooded streets with her children to a gas station where someone called them a cab to pick them up.
As Danielle told her story, she clearly became more upset, looking around the shelter, hugging her children and even crying.
Meanwhile Flores touched Danielle’s arm and continued to ask her a question about saving her children from the floods, which further upset the distressed mother.
‘We walked through four feet of water to go get them food on the first day. Yeah, that’s a lot of s***,’ Danielle said, before she turned on Flores.
‘But y’all sitting here, y’all trying to interview people during their worst times. That’s not the smartest thing to do.
‘Like people are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the f*** is wrong with us.’
As she spoke, Danielle raised her voice almost to a scream at Flores, who repeated: ‘Sorry, I’m so sorry’ as she put down the microphone and raised it again.
Danielle continued: ‘And you’re really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face with me shivering cold with my kids wet and you still putting a microphone in my face.’
As soon as she said that, Danielle turned and walked away from the cameras as Flores continued to apologize.
The cameras quickly cut back to Jim Acosta in the studio who said: ‘Rosa Flores, 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 later on.’
SOURCE: ANN SCHMIDT