CNN posted a written statement saying, “CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment.”
Republicans are seeing themselves facing an uphill battle in attracting the African-American vote. A recent poll shows them with 0% support among the African-American community. Several minority speakers have spoken or are scheduled to speak at the GOP convention, but incidents like this can’t help with the perception that the Republican party is anything but inclusive.
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