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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin quickly ended a segment Friday after a panelist repeatedly expressed his love for the “First Amendment and boobs.”
A disgusted and baffled Baldwin told Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis she couldn’t believe he had the audacity to speak like that on live national television.
“I say it live on the radio all the time because it’s true and that’s what I do,” said Travis, who was on the show via satellite from Nashville.
Travis began trending worldwide on Twitter minutes after the segment concluded.
The actual topic at hand was Trump’s recent remarks demanding an ESPN reporter be fired for tweeting that he was a white supremacist.
“I’m not talking about that on television because it’s irrelevant to the topic. It shouldn’t be brought up here,” the other panelist, former ESPN editor Keith Reed responded to Travis’ comments.
Baldwin finally hit the brakes.
“I’m done. I’m sorry. I’m done,” Baldwin said. “This conversation is over.”
A still flabbergasted Baldwin apologized to viewers for the conversation and said she should have pulled the plug even sooner.
Travis, on the other hand, prided himself on “triggering” Baldwin, he said on Twitter.
“You can’t say you like the first amendment and boobs? I say and write it every day. Need to make t-shirts now,” he tweeted. “CNN is so offended that they already called me and asked if I could come back on Monday. Too perfect.”
A spokeswoman for CNN told The Hollywood Reporter Travis’ claim was false.
“Clay Travis was not booked again on CNN,” the spokeswoman said. “Prior to his appearance with Brooke Baldwin, he had been tentatively scheduled to appear Monday on HLN. That interview has been cancelled.”
A rep for Fox Sports told THR, “In response to Clay Travis’ appearance on CNN today, his comments were inappropriate. Clay Travis has not worked at FOX Sports for six months and is a syndicated talent of Premiere Networks.”
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 15, 2017
Me loving the first amendment and boobs triggers CNN https://t.co/HmBZuMgXvl
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 15, 2017
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