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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Apologizes On-Air for Comment About Vets

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin took heat from Twitter yesterday after her comment during his Baltimore protest coverage yesterday that veterans came back from war “ready to do battle” as police officers.

“I absolutely misspoke,” Baldwin said on CNN Wednesday morning. “I inartfully chose my words, 100%. And I wholeheartedly retract what I said…I have the utmost respect for the men and women in uniform. To all of you, I owe you a tremendous apology.”

“You learn as you go,” Chris Cuomo told her with a hug.

The comment was made while she was interviewing Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) Tuesday afternoon. Baldwin tweeted about the incident afterward, at first defending the comment and then apologizing for it:

Here’s the full comment:

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.

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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