CNN’s anchor Brooke Baldwin was joined via video link by anti-Trump author Charles Kaiser and Trump supporter Paris Dennard on Tuesday when she broke in tear live on TV after a guest used word N. It is the latest of a string of racially-charged incidents that have emerged since the billionaire won the US presidential election.
‘If you don’t want to support the alt-right, don’t choose as a White House counselor a man who uses the word n****r,’ Kaiser said.
However Badlwin soon cut Kaiser off to reprimand him for using such a word, even though it was just as a recount.
‘Charles, just, hang on a second,’ Baldwin said. ‘I appreciate you going through all of this, but please don’t use the N-word on my show.’
Kaiser was immediately apologetic.
‘I’m sorry,’ Kaiser said. ‘I never use the n-word, except when I’m quoting someone who’s been appointed by the president to serve in the Oval Office since this is such a disgusting moment in our history.’
But she still continued in tears “It is not OK. Charles Kaiser, I respect you. I enjoy having you on as a guest but… not OK. By the way, the claim that Mr. Bannon used the N-word – I’ve never heard of this. So there’s that. Take a break.”
Baldwin also took to Twitter following the show writing: “Whether you’re quoting someone or not, using the N-word on my show is not okay. Period.”
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