CNN Defends Hosting Trump Town Hall

CNN’s on-air personalities are defending the network’s decision to host a town hall-style interview with former President Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
While many Republicans and conservatives cheered on Trump’s performance on the stage, numerous Democrat politicians criticized the cable news network for giving him such a platform. For instance, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) posted that “CNN should be ashamed of themselves” and accused the network of “platforming election disinformation, defenses of Jan 6th, and a public attack on a sexual abuse victim.”
CNN host Anderson Cooper addressed several of the criticisms in the opening monologue of his show on Thursday night. Cooper began his monologue by validating many of the criticisms the network had faced and characterizing elements of Trump’s performance as “ridiculous” and “disturbing….

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