Kicker – Reporters vs. Raccoons

NICK EICHER, HOST: Intruders are managing to breach the best security in the world—the White House.

Can you believe it?

These bandits appear to be wearing masks, not COVID masks. It looks like a typical bandit mask covering the eyes, making it more difficult to identify them. 

Well, not that difficult to identify them.

JOHNS: Raccoons, man! Again! That’s the second time.

CNN reporter Joe Johns. One of the bandit raccoons snuck up behind him while he was live on the air.

JOHNS: GET! There he is!

He turns and tries to scare it off!


And then he goes back to his live report.

JOHNS: Now, no events on the president’s schedule today.

Raccoons evidently have the run of the place.

It’s a bigger problem than flies during the VP debate.

But Johns didn’t have the same tolerance level for the pesky creature as Vice President Pence had.

JOHNS: I felt something on my leg and the first thing I thought was it was a cameraman from another network. And I looked down and it’s a raccoon that had just grabbed my leg!

Good stuff!

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