Discussing the ESPN controversy involving anchor Jemele Hill — who called President Trump a "white supremacist," inciting outrage across the country — Fox-Sports-Radio-host turned conservative-pundit Clay Travis took the conversation in a very . . . different direction.
In speaking about the free speech issues involved during Friday afternoon broadcast anchored by Brooke Baldwin, Travis rather grandly announced he believes "in only two things: the First Amendment and boobs.” Yes, boobs. On national television.
Understandably, CNN host Brooke Baldwin and former ESPN editor Keith Reed were somewhat nonplussed. “I just want to make sure I heard you correctly, as a woman anchoring this show,” Baldwin interjected. “What did you just say, you believe in the First Amendment and b-double-o-b-s?"
Reed did the world a solid and spun the moment into a discussion about the sexism that Hill has faced on a daily basis as a sports broadcaster who also happens to be a woman. You've really got to respect the heads-up play there.
Though his counterparts were visibly upset, Travis shamelessly stood by his remarks. “I say it live on the radio all the time, cuz it’s true and that’s what I do," Travis retorted. "Because I like boobs and the First Amendment. That’s exactly what I said.”
“Why would you even say that, live on national television, and with a female host. Why would you even go there?” Baldwin concluded, eventually ending the segment short, much to the disappointment of Reed, who was eager to discuss and defend Hill.
When Travis later took to Twitter, he showed no remorse — or did you expect otherwise?
Just went on @cnn and said I only believe in two things completely, the first amendment and boobs and the host lost it. Need video now.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 15, 2017
Reed and Baldwin struck back on social media as well.
That was... I just... it was one of those thought bubbles "did he actually say that on MY SHOW?!" Note to men -- that is never okay. #smh
— Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) September 15, 2017
Witness the absurdity for yourself below.