WASHINGTON - The Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida, was marred by a racist incident late Tuesday night as two people threw nuts at an African-American CNN camera operator, saying, “This is how we feed animals”, according to media reports. Multiple witnesses observed the exchange and the convention security and police immediately removed the two people from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The convention released a statement saying, “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behaviour. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.” CNN also acknowledged the incident.