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CNN host blames veterans for Baltimore riots; ‘pathetic’ explanation follows backlash

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin found herself in hot water and sputtering Tuesday after suggesting during an interview that American war veterans now serving as police officers are partly to blame for the riots that swept through Baltimore this week.

Baldwin made the inexplicable suggestion Tuesday while interviewing controversial Democrat Rep. Elijiah Cummings, who went right along with her.

Cummings was giving his usual schtick of blaming the police telling Baldwin, “We’ve really got to look at our police department,” in light of the rioting.

“But in what sense?” Baldwin asked. “We talk about training, we talk about having officers, I was talking to the city councilman here last week. He said, ‘Brooke, these people have to live in the communities, or there’s a lack of emotional investment.’

“And a lot of these young people, I’ve been talking about this so much. A lot of young people, and I love our nation’s veterans, but some of them are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they are ready to do battle,” she said.

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When a firestorm erupted over the remarks, Baldwin took to Twitter to try to offer an excuse.

“Folks. Please don’t misunderstand me. Dear friends/family of mine are veterans. I was repeating a concern vocalized to me lately. That’s it.,” she wrote.

Oh? Maybe Baldwin’s very clear words were just misunderstood, like Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was misunderstood when she said — very clearly — the city gave demonstrators “space to destroy.”.

Or perhaps liberals need to start thinking before they speak.

Unfortunately for Baldwin, the Twitterverse wasn’t buying her explanation, with one tweeter even calling her “pathetic and sad.”

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Carmine Sabia

Carmine Sabia Jr started his own professional wrestling business at age 18 and went on to become a real estate investor. Currently he is a pundit who covers political news and current events.
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