Donald Trump took a big risk in sitting for a town hall event hosted by CNN.
Trump knew the left-wing propaganda network would try to hurt his 2024 campaign.
And CNN tried to set this trap for Donald Trump that instantly blew up in their faces.
CNN hoped a relentless focus by left-wing host Kaitlin Collins on Trump’s perceived political weaknesses would sway undecided Republican voters away from him.
But this gamble backfired massively.
CNN correspondent Gary Tuchman hosted a post-event focus group with several members of the audience.
Tuchman confronted the audience members by calling Trump a liar and attacking Trump over his claims about the 2020 election.
“Donald Trump, you have to be blunt about it, is not a truth-teller. That’s the way he’s always been when he was a businessman and when he’s been a politician,” Tuchman stated. “He has lied about the 2020 election, stuffed ballot boxes; it’s all made up. He’s lost dozens of court cases.”
Tuchman then asked the audience members if it bothered them that Trump supposedly focused on what happened in 2020 and ignored the issues confronting the country.
“Does it bother you that he keeps talking about 2020 and not 2024?” Tuchman added. “How do you feel about those lies?”
CNN knew in the last election that candidates the media framed as obsessed with the past lost key Senate and Gubernatorial election.
But the audience at this town hall was on to CNN’s game.
One of the audience members agreed that they wanted to hear more about Trump’s 2024 platform but pointed out that the first question asked of Trump was about 2020.
“So, I feel like part of it is also the media narrative, as you guys asked him the first question at the town hall about the 2020 election rather than current stuff,” the audience members responded.
Tuchman shot back by asking if Trump should be “talking about 2024 and not lies that aren’t true.”
The audience member had a simple response that even Tuchman had to admit was true.
“Couldn’t the media ask him a question about 2024?” the audience member wondered.
“There were questions, but you’re right, that was the first thing,” Tuchman conceded. “But that’s something that was on our mind and that’s why it was asked first.”
Tuchman’s admission highlights the problems of left-wing media outlets televising Republican town halls and debates.
The moderators networks select are all partisan Democrats and ask questions to Republican voters about the issues that are at the top of the minds of leftists.
These events should be designed to help GOP voters pick their candidates based on the issues they care about, not the media.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.