"I said boobs. I believe completely in the First Amendment and in boobs".
Immediately after the segment, both Baldwin and Travis took to Twitter to remark on what had happened.
"Boobs", he repeated helpfully.
"I'm still there, too, and I just want to make sure I'm hearing you correctly", Baldwin said, confirming Travis' comment once more.
Travis' comments were widely condemned while special praise was reserved for Baldwin, who didn't let Travis get away with the "joke".
By the way, I'm on Fox News tomorrow and I promise to say I believe in the first amendment and boobs on that show just like I said it on CNN's Headline News yesterday and on my own radio show and this website for over a year.
Travis called that a "bad move", explaining, "I am a First Amendment absolutist". Finally, Baldwin yanked Travis' mic and apologized to viewers.
As Travis tried to continue his point, Baldwin kept returning to the comment, trying to clarify whether Travis had said "booze" or "boobs".
"I said boobs. I believe completely in the 1st Amendment and boobs", he said, raising his count to five.
"Why would you even say that, live on national television, and with a female host?" Nevertheless, Travis, a man, persisted in finding a way to bring "boobs" into a conversation about Hill, ESPN, and accusations that President Trump is a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists. "It's like, live television happens, and you think you hear something but you're not entirely sure, and then you realize it happened".
"I'm a supporter of women in their careers".
Sanders doubled down at a Friday press briefing, saying, "ESPN has been hypocritical, they should hold anchors to a fair and consistent standard".
Travis tweeted after the exchange that he had already been invited back on CNN.