CNN’s Baldwin: Cruz Is Throwing My Network ‘Under the Bus’ — ‘That Was BS’

Wednesday CNN aired Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a news conference answering a question about his campaign saying that Dr. Ben Carson was dropping out of the race the night of the Iowa caucus, which was misinformation, the Cruz campaign has apologized for and claims to have forwarded from a CNN news alert.

After Cruz began answering another question CNN host Brooke Baldwin broke in to the press conference and angrily said Cruz was trying to “throw my network and CNN under the bus.”

Baldwin said, “OK, just so we’re all crystal clear here, when Senator Cruz, with all due respect, tries to throw my network and CNN under the bus, let me stand up for my colleagues and journalists here in terms of this CNN report that he keeps quoting that he believes, you know, what we never said with regard to Dr. Carson’s campaign and going to Florida. Let me be precise, in case this is seen again, we reported it accurately. And here are the facts. Dr. Carson’s staff told us that he would return home to Florida to, quote unquote, take a breath from the campaign before resuming his activities on the campaign trail. That accurate report was disseminated on television and CNN digital and that was that. That was that. Congressman Meadows let me bring you back in. Forgive me, I just — when somebody tries to take down the media and misreport something it gets me fired up.”

Baldwin added,  “I’m going to call out BS when I hear BS. And that was BS.”

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