Clark was discussing about foreign affairs, diplomacy, and security forces in Iraq during a remote interview in the moments leading up to the disruption. When the phone went off, he just got it out and tossed it, telling “CNN Newsroom” anchor Jim Sciutto, “Sorry about that.”
“That is the best reaction to a ring I’ve seen on the air,” Sciutto responded. “Nicely done, General.”
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The guest noted someone “caught it” off-camera, and then continued discussing Iraq and Iran.
Prior to the offending ring and subsequent throw, the general had been talking about the United States’ reaction to protests that affected the embassy in Baghdad.
“I’m glad we used diplomacy,” he told Sciutto.