CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Responds to Critics After Saying Vets ‘Ready to Do Battle’ in Baltimore


CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin quickly became the subject of scorn for a comment she made Tuesday afternoon about veterans who happen to serve as law enforcement officers, suggesting that they might be more trigger-happy than most cops.

While interviewing Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) about the necessity of police training in Baltimore, the setting for days of destructive riots, Baldwin said:

We talk about training, we talk about having officers — I was talking to the city councilman last week. He said, Brooke, these people have to live in the community. There’s a lack of emotional investment. And a lot of young people — and I’ve been talking about there so much. A lot of young people — and I love our nation’s veterans, but some are coming back from war, they don’t know the communities, and they’re ready to do battle.

As soon as she said that, however, conservative media reacted:


But the sheer amount of tweets contained within that “etcetera” were enough to elicit this response from Baldwin:

Which may have not actually helped quell the critics:

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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