A Georgia congresswoman who continually supports former President Donald Trump revealed she spoke with him after his CNN town hall broadcast.
Rep. Marjorie Greene (R-GA) stated she and the 45th president gleefully laughed about the broadcast. When CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins tried to talk over him while he answered questions, Trump seemed to score more points with the audience.
Collins asked him, for example, who he hoped would win the war in Ukraine. Trump responded he cared less about who won and who lost; he just wants to end the killing. The CNN reporter seemed unsatisfied with a presidential goal of ending widespread deaths. She talked over Trump’s answer to repeatedly request him to side with Russia or Ukraine.
Another gotcha moment escaped Collins when the former president was able to rebut a claim of January 6 inaction on his part by pulling out hard copies of tweets requesting peaceful, nonviolent protest.
The Conservative Brief further reported:
Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene revealed that she spoke to former President Donald Trump on the phone after his town hall on CNN.
Greene took to Twitter to say that she congratulated the 45th president and that they “laughed and laughed” about the questions and many of his answers.
Greene wrote, “I enjoyed congratulating President Trump on his outstanding town hall and undefeated record against CNN,” Greene said, adding, “We laughed and laughed.”
Throughout the CNN event, MTG shared several clips and praised Trump for his performance.
“President Trump disproves the CNN lie right on stage. Pulls out the receipts! This man is unstoppable!” she tweeted.
She also responded to a tweet from New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who had criticized CNN for doing the debate with Trump.
CNN CEO Chris Licht will reportedly announce soon that 31-year-old Kaitlan Collins will take over the network’s 9 PM ET primetime slot, which was previously occupied by Chris Cuomo before he was fired.
“CNN, which has endured some of the worst ratings in its history under Zaz’s hand-picked C.E.O., Chris Licht, is now poised for a brief taste of the same power and influence that it enjoyed in the old days. And it will achieve that massive audience, of course, via the very same mechanism that fueled the Zucker years: Donald Trump,” Puck News reported.
News of Collins’ meteoric rise at CNN comes as she hosted what many are calling a “disastrous” townhall in New Hampshire on Wednesday night with former President Donald Trump.
In a statement, a CNN spokesperson told Mediaite: “Tonight, Kaitlan Collins exemplified what it means to be a world-class journalist. She asked tough, fair, and revealing questions. And she followed up and fact-checked President Trump in real time to arm voters with crucial information about his positions as he enters the 2024 election as the Republican frontrunner. That is CNN’s role and responsibility: to get answers and hold the powerful to account.”
Trump issued an ominous warning ahead of the CNN town hall, writing on his Truth Social account about how it could have been a “disaster.”
“I’ll be doing CNN tomorrow night, LIVE from the Great State of New Hampshire, because they are rightfully desperate to get those fantastic (TRUMP!) ratings once again. They made me a deal I couldn’t refuse!!! Could be the beginning of a New & Vibrant CNN, with no more Fake News, or it could turn into a disaster for all, including me. Let’s see what happens? Wednesday Night at 8:00!!!” he said.
There were many liberals who were furious with CNN for hosting Trump. Still, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav defended the decision when he appeared on the CNBC show “Squawk Box” and spoke to Joe Kernan.
“Because I want to talk about CNN and I want to talk about the cable news wars and what former President Trump is going to be on CNN?” the host said.
“Yeah, he should be,” the CEO said.
“You should be. You know, you’ve already gotten criticism. Remember what John Malone said. Let’s get some real journalists. Now you try to get some real journalists and you’re getting hit by CNN for getting rid of them,” the host said.
“CNN has the world’s greatest journalists and the largest group of journalists in Ukraine, Poland, and Russia. We have over 86 people on the ground. We’re not reporting from a desk,” the CEO said.
“Do you see an opportunity, given what happened at some of your competitors?” the host said, a reference possibly to Fox News host Tucker Carlson being axed at Fox News.
“We have a divided government. Right? We need to hear both voices. That’s what you see. Republicans are on the air on CNN, Democrats are on the air. All voices should be heard,” the CEO said.
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