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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Totally Shuts Down Trump Surrogate in Wild Russia Debate: ‘Stop Talking. Please.’

Brooke Baldwin just wasn’t having it.

Monday afternoon, the CNN anchor moderated a debate between conservative commentator (and frequent Trump critic) Tara Setmeyer, and Trump campaign adviser Jeff Ballabon. And as the two battled over the various aspects of the Russia investigation — including President Donald Trump‘s Monday morning Tweet asserting that he has the ability to pardon himself — Ballabon took the media to task for trying to divert attention from the president’s record, and instead zero in on the special counsel’s probe.

“[Trump] started off the day talking about incredible accomplishments he’s had as president — which he has,” Ballabon said. “And instead, the media wants to make it a drum beat about something else.”

“No, no, no,” Baldwin said, laughing “Don’t the media this.”

“Nice try,” Setmeyer added.

The Trump surrogate tried to press on.

“That’s all you want to talk about,” Ballabon said of the probe.

Baldwin, though, had heard enough.

“Jeff Ballabon! Stop talking. Please,” Baldwin said. And then she promptly wrapped the segment.

Watch above, via CNN.

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