Trump Infuriates Dems With Statement After Huge CNN Town Hall

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Donald Trump, a former president, praised the network on Thursday after previously calling it “fake news.”

The GOP front-runner in the 2024 presidential election, Donald Trump, appeared in a town hall on CNN on Wednesday. This sparked widespread media outcry.

Liberal commentators complained, but according to The Hill, the network attracted more than 3 million viewers for the program, significantly more than CNN has recently drawn in the 8 p.m. time slot occupied by the town hall.

Trump claimed that the lefty network had chosen wisely.

“People are criticizing CNN for giving me a Forum to tell the TRUTH,” the former president posted on his Truth Social platform. “I believe it was a very smart thing that they did, with Sky High Ratings that they haven’t seen in a very long time. It was by far the biggest Show of the night, the week, and the month!”

“The Radical Left screamed, ‘Take it down, take it down,’ during the Show, because they saw that I was making so many important points on the Border, Energy Independence, the Afghanistan Catastrophe, Inflation, the Economy, Russia/Ukraine, and so much more. Many minds were changed on Wednesday night by listening to Common Sense, and sheer ‘Brilliance,’” Trump added in a second post.

Not everybody concurred. The Washington Post reported that there were grumbling voices inside CNN and among the left media.

“It should have been a taped interview where you could fact-check him. The audience was laughing at his comments about Jean Carroll. Disgraceful,” the Post quoted a CNN personality it did not name as saying.

That was in reference to a lady who filed a lawsuit against Trump after she claimed he had sexually assaulted her and won $5 million.

While defending CNN’s decision to broadcast the Trump town hall, Anderson Cooper said he understood viewers’ outrage about the “disturbing” event in his opening monologue.

“You have every right to be outraged today and angry and never watch this network again,” Cooper said.

In a conference call with colleagues, CNN president Chris Light defended the choice.

“We all know covering Donald Trump is messy and tricky, and it will continue to be messy and tricky, but it’s our job,” Licht said, according to The New York Times.

“I absolutely, unequivocally believe America was served very well by what we did last night,” Licht said.

An event transcript was published by CNN. Highlights include:

Moderator Kaitlan Collins pushed Trump more aggressively than he preferred during a discussion on the sensitive documents kept at Trump’s Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, prompting him to say, “You’re a nasty person, I will tell you.”

Asked if Russian leader Vladimir Putin should be called a war criminal, the former president replied, “I think it’s something that should not be discussed now. It should be discussed later. Because right now we have to get a war — if you say he’s a war criminal, it’s going to be a lot tougher to make a deal to get this thing stopped, because if he’s going to be a war criminal, where people are going to go and grab him and execute him, he’s going to fight a lot harder than he’s fighting, you know, under the other circumstance.”

Regarding gun control, Trump asserted that the nation “has a big mental health problem more than anything else.”

“Many people, if they don’t have a gun, they’re not going to be very safe. I mean, if they don’t have a gun – it gives them security,” he said, adding, ”But there are people that, if they didn’t have the privilege of having a gun in some form, they – many of them would not be alive today.”

The former president reacted angrily to Carroll’s civil trial verdict by asking, “What kind of woman meets somebody and brings them up and within minutes, you’re playing hanky-panky in a dressing room, OK?”

When asked about reviving the economy, Trump began by saying, “Drill, baby, drill.”


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