In an unbelievable display of arrogance and detachment, the President of a company that just poisoned huge swaths of a city in West Virginia had the nerve to repeatedly chug a bottle of water on camera during a press conference — while 300,000 Charleston residents spent a second night unable to bathe, shower or drink tap water on Saturday after a chemical spill into the Elk River.
Many are giving praise to a persistent reporter from local Channel 8 named Kallie Cart, who pressed Freedom Industries president, Gary Southern, while he was clearly trying to cut the press conference short and leave with giving as little information as possible.
“Look guys, it’s been an extremely long day,” Southern complained. “I’m having a lot of trouble talking at the moment. I’d appreciate it if we could wrap this thing up…”
“We actually have a lot of questions,” Cart interrupted. “It’s been a long day for a lot of people who don’t have water.”
The look on Southern’s face was priceless as he took a chug from his water bottle.
But the most notable part of the clip comes towards the end, where Southern tries to make his getaway, saying “that’s all we have time for.”
Watch how Cart whips him into shape and brings him back to the mic in the video below: