CNN’s Joe Johns went viral on Tuesday night after a confrontation with a raccoon on the White House lawn.
The network’s senior Washington correspondent can be seen in the video throwing what appeared to be a work bag at the animal while attempting to shoo it away.
“Frickin’ raccoons, man. God, again! This is the second time! Jesus … It always comes around right around when I’m about to go on TV … get!” a frustrated Johns said before growling at the raccoon.
Johns was praised on social media for how he handled the situation, with others saying the interaction encapsulated a tumultuous 2020.
Protector of the night.
The hero we deserve.
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) October 6, 2020
Joe Johns is a 2020 mood (and one of the best in the biz) https://t.co/C9rldzuUic
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) October 6,