On Tuesday’s episode of CNN Newsroom, host Brooke Baldwin rebuked a guest after he used the N-word live on air.
Charles Kaiser, a noted author and blogger, used the word moments before Baldwin cut him off, during a condemnation of Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s pick for chief White House strategist.
“The more I’ve sat here and listened to the fact that somebody used the N-word on this show — it is not OK. It is not OK, Charles Kaiser,” Baldwin said.
Kaiser attempted to explain his reasoning behind using the racial slur, saying he was quoting Bannon.
“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,” he said.
Baldwin, however, quickly ended the segment, waving both hands and saying, “We’re done.”
She fought back tears as she responded to Kaiser’s claim that Bannon had used the word before cutting off to a commercial break, however.
“The claim that Mr. Bannon used the N-word, I’ve never heard of this, so there’s that,” she said, adding “Take a break.”