Donald Trump returns to CNN next week for his first interview with a cable news channel in years He has played down it nearly all of his presidency.
Trump seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 2020 will attend a prime-time small town May Hall 10, hosted by
CNN This Morning co-anchor Kaitlan Collins. The town hall, which will air at 9 p.m. at St. Anslem College in New Hampshire, will include Republicans and undecided voters.
As far as CNN is concerned, the Trump town hall “will be the first of many for CNN in the coming months as the US CNN reporters will be traveling across the country to hear directly from voters in the 2020 Presidential Election.”
Trump When Trump was president, he denigrated CNN as “fake news” and an “enemy of the people” and filed a $20 against some of the channel’s anchors for using “waggery lies” term to describe his false claims about voter fraud related to the 2020 election, filed a multi-million defamation lawsuit against the channel, which he lost to Joe Biden .
As far as CNN is concerned, the town hall is a big move for Collins, a rising star at the channel who started her career in journalism as a White House Tucker Carlson Correspondent for The Daily Caller. It also underscores the channel’s efforts to get more Republicans on the air, with Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav often highlighting the fact that the channel regularly has both Republican and Democratic guests, while a few years ago It’s been hard to book them (during Trump’s presidency), partly because of Trump’s attacks.
Come on air. This is absolutely true,” CNN CEO Chris Licht said at the Paley Center luncheon in April ). “We had a bunch of contributors come out and say well said, ‘Republicans will say…’ because Republicans are not going to be on CNN. They went back to CNN and they didn’t do softball interviews. “
Now, it’s Trump’s turn around to get the same treatment.