Wesley Clark tosses ringing cellphone across studio during live CNN interview By Joe Concha - 01/02/20 06:59 AM EST
Former U.S. Army Gen. Wesley Clark threw his cellphone across a studio after it began ringing during a live CNN interview on Wednesday.
“I’m glad we used diplomacy. I’m glad to see the Iraqi government being able to get its security forces engaged in this point,” Clark, the former NATO supreme allied commander in Europe, told CNN in a remote interview about this week's attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
“This is like landing a left jab in a 12-round boxing match. I mean, this is just one more punch. So they’ve taken out and attacked some Saudi oil facilities. They were put back in place," he continued, referring to the Iranians, as his phone started to ring. ADVERTISEMENT
Clark, 75, quickly took the phone out of his suit pocket and tossed it across the room.
“Sorry about that,” Clark told anchor Jim Sciutto.
“That is the best reaction to a ring I’ve seen on the air. Nicely done, general,” Sciutto replied.
“Thank you. They caught it, too,” Clark said of the person who was on the receiving end of the toss.
Clark served as a military analyst for CNN during the Iraq War in 2003.
He also ran for president during the 2004 election, but dropped out early that year while endorsing eventual Democratic nominee John Kerry
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