Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Scolds Andrea Mitchell's 'Manners'

April 12, 2017

UPDATE: Thursday, 12:51 p.m.: Andrea Mitchell told the Washington Free Beacon it was Washington Post reporter Carol Morello who shouted out the questions, not her.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was affronted Wednesday when a reporter called out a question while he was speaking in Moscow, asking who taught her "manners."

ABC News Moscow correspondent Patrick Reevell tweeted out video of the exchange, which occurred when Lavrov and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson entered the room for a photo-op, the Washington Examiner reported.

"Mr. Secretary, the Russians don't believe the intelligence. How confident are you, Mr. Secretary--" the reporter began to ask, as Lavrov was speaking.

"Who was bringing you up? Who was giving you your manners?" Lavrov asked.

Lavrov appeared to smirk after his rebuke.

Initially, the Free Beacon and other outlets reported it was Andrea Mitchell who shouted out the question, but Mitchell told the Washington Free Beacon it was Carol Morello of the Washington Post.

"My colleague Carol Morello was the brave journalist who started asking questions," she said. "Lavrov was looking right at her. I was on the opposite side of the room, behind him, out of sight. Perhaps I was a convenient foil, but I'm pretty sure I wasn't his target."