Mother at Houston Shelter Goes Off on CNN Reporter for Putting ‘Microphone in My Face’

CNN’s Rosa Flores spoke to a mother at a shelter in Houston, and the clearly distraught mother made an emotional plea on camera for reporters to stop putting microphones in the faces of people going through “their worst times.”

“We got through four feet of water to get them food on the first day,” she said. “Yeah. That’s a lot of shit. But y’all trying to interview people during their worst times. Like, that’s not the smartest thing to do.”

She continued:

“People are really breaking down and y’all sitting here with cameras and microphones trying to ask us what the fuck is wrong with us. And you really trying to understand with the microphone still in my face! With me shivering cold, with my kids wet! And you’re still putting a microphone in my face!”

Watch above, via CNN.

UPDATE –– 4:54 pm ET: When Jim Acosta returned from break, both he and Flores briefly talked about that moment and how the mother and everyone else in the shelter have gone through unfathomable trauma:

UPDATE –– 7:39 pm ET: CNN’s Brian Stelter received a statement from CNN PR in response to the segment:

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