CNN announced Wednesday it will host a town hall next month with Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley in Iowa.
The announcement of the June 4 event comes on the heels of the network’s widely criticized handling of a town hall this month with former President Donald Trump, the current front-runner among GOP contenders in the 2024 race.
Network host Kaitlan Collins was combative and confrontational in the Trump forum, leading the former president to call her a “nasty person” — which drew cheers from the audience.
CNN tried to lay a trap and President #Trump just walked all over it.
You’re a nasty person” — Trump to Kaitlan Collins (the audience cheers)
Trump just won the Presidency. Thanks CNN.#CNNTownhall Done with CNN pic.twitter.com/YGFjfRnb1Q
— ThePatriotRoom (@ThePatriotRoom) May 11, 2023
Trump took command of the event, which angered many of the network’s dedicated viewers.
Some on the left were upset he was offered a venue from which to share