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Christie Goes Hard on Trump at Town Hall: 'Loser, Loser, Loser!'

On CNN, ex-NJ governor calls GOP presidential rival 'vengeful,' compares him to Voldemort

(Newser) - The Chris Christie of 2016 (and even 2019 ) is much different than the Chris Christie of 2023 —at least when it comes to how he feels about former President Trump. "Loser, loser, loser!" is how the former New Jersey governor now depicts Trump, just one of...

Takeaways From Nikki Haley's CNN Town Hall
Takeaways From Nikki Haley's
CNN Town Hall
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Takeaways From Nikki Haley's CNN Town Hall

She criticizes rivals Trump and DeSantis, though forum is less combative than most

(Newser) - Nikki Haley took part in her own CNN town hall Sunday night, though her appearance doesn't appear to be getting anywhere near the attention of former President Trump's . Here are some of the takeaways from coverage of the former UN ambassador and South Carolina governor as she vies...

Trump's Next Town Hall Won't Go Out Live

June 1 event in Iowa will be hosted by Fox's Sean Hannity

(Newser) - Former President Trump is following up his CNN town hall event with one on another network he often maligns—Fox News. The network says the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination will join host Sean Hannity for a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, the Hill reports. The network says...

2 Polar Opposites Defend CNN's Town Hall With Trump

Trump himself says network 'did the right thing'; CNN's Anderson Cooper takes heat for his defense

(Newser) - Criticism on CNN's contentious town hall with former President Trump continues to bubble up , including frustration from inside CNN and backlash against CEO Chris Licht, who has come out in defense of how Wednesday night's broadcast went. Trump himself is now praising the network, telling Fox News...

Trump's Town Hall a Ratings Hit for CNN
CNN Chief Defends
Trump's Town Hall

CNN Chief Defends Trump's Town Hall

The event was a ratings hit, with 3.1M viewers tuning in

(Newser) - CNN was taking a lot of flak Thursday for its town hall with Donald Trump, but this much is clear: It was a ratings success. The prime-time forum drew 3.1 million viewers, enough to make it No. 1 among the cable news networks for the night, reports Axios . That...

Trump Repeatedly Deflected Abortion Question

Former president was proud of overturning Roe v. Wade, but wouldn't answer on federal abortion ban

(Newser) - Former President Trump said he was the mastermind behind overturning Roe v. Wade during CNN's town hall Wednesday while refusing to say whether he would institute a federal abortion ban if he returns to the presidency. Five separate times , moderator Kaitlan Collins asked him directly if he would sign...

Trump Played a 'Steamroller' at CNN Town Hall
Trump Played a
'Steamroller' at
CNN Town Hall

Trump Played a 'Steamroller' at CNN Town Hall

CNN 'effectively gave America a primetime Trump rally'

(Newser) - Supporters and detractors of former President Trump don't agree on much, but many on both sides believe the CNN town hall event Wednesday was a good night for him. During 70 minutes in front of a Trump-friendly audience in New Hampshire, Trump repeated his lies about the 2020 election...

Trump Calls CNN Moderator Kaitlan Collins a 'Nasty Person'

Former POTUS lies about 2020 election, disparages E. Jean Carroll in town hall

(Newser) - During a contentious CNN town hall Wednesday night, former President Trump dug in on his lies about the 2020 election, downplayed the violence of Jan. 6, 2021, and repeatedly insulted the woman whom a civil jury this week found him liable of sexually abusing and defaming, the AP reports. (He...

CEO Accuses Workers of 'Quiet Quitting,' Taking Care of Kids

Clearlink's James Clarke made some eyebrow-raising comments on remote work at town hall

(Newser) - The CEO of a digital marketing and tech firm is taking a fair amount of flak after remarks that targeted remote workers and working moms. James Clarke, head of Utah-based Clearlink, spoke during a companywide town hall last week to discuss a recent return-to-work order now that the pandemic has...

Lake Tries to Force Debate at Town Hall

Katie Hobbs repeats that she won't appear on the same stage as her Arizona opponent

(Newser) - Kari Lake was ready for her opponent to take the stage at an Arizona town hall, with a front-row seat in Katie Hobbs' line of sight. But that wasn't the organizers' plan: The candidates were to appear one at a time onstage while the other stayed in a holding...

Beto Blows Up at Heckler During Texas Town Hall

O'Rourke blasts 'motherf---er' who laughed as he talked about Uvalde mass shooting

(Newser) - Beto O'Rourke isn't afraid to get a little salty when taking on the topic of gun violence in the US, and he didn't disappoint on that front this week during a Texas town hall. Speaking Wednesday in front of a crowd gathered in Mineral Wells, the Democratic...

Scuffle Erupts at Lawmaker's Town Hall

Supporters of Democratic Rep. Katie Porter clash with protesters in California

(Newser) - Democratic Rep. Katie Porter held her first town hall since the pandemic over the weekend, and things didn't go as planned. As in, punches were thrown and police had to move in to quiet things down, reports CBS Los Angeles . Protesters, described as backers of former President Trump, began...

Biden Offers to Stay After Town Hall to Help Worried Mom

Plus more from the Tuesday night event

(Newser) - Joe Biden wrapped up his first town hall since becoming president Tuesday night, and the evening got pretty personal for one attendee of the event in Milwaukee, Wis. The woman asked a question about her 19-year-old son, who was diagnosed with pediatric chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at 14 and...

Biden Looks Like the Winner in TV Ratings

He's got bigger numbers than the president

(Newser) - Donald Trump often has been a TV ratings hit , but maybe not this time. Preliminary results from his nearly head-to-head matchup Thursday night with Joe Biden show the president bringing up the rear, Variety reports. Biden, whose 90-minute event was carried by ABC, is averaging 13.9 million total viewers...

Town Haller: Trump's Smile Rocks, but My Vote's for Biden

Paulette Dale drew attention for complimenting president at town hall

(Newser) - There were plenty of attention-grabbing moments during President Trump's Thursday night town hall in Miami, but one attendee managed to steal some of the spotlight from him when she gushed over his looks. "I have to say, you have a great smile," Paulette Dale said to a...

A Lot of People Had Same Thought on Those Town Halls
A Lot of People Had Same
Thought on Those Town Halls
the rundown

A Lot of People Had Same Thought on Those Town Halls

They were 'like a choose-your-own-ending book,' says one analysis

(Newser) - Thursday's night presidential town halls were very different from each other, and a similar theme has emerged in the political post-mortems. What was originally supposed to be a face-to-face debate "morphed into a long-distance study in contrasts," write Alexander Burns and Katie Glueck at the New York ...

Guthrie Gave Trump 'One of His Toughest Grillings'
Guthrie Gave Trump 'One
of His Toughest Grillings'

Guthrie Gave Trump 'One of His Toughest Grillings'

'You're not someone's crazy uncle,' she told him

(Newser) - Thursday night was a tale of two town halls but while President Trump and Joe Biden both had a lot to say, in their own ways, some commentators say the winner was Savannah Guthrie, who moderated the NBC Trump town hall. The Today co-host is being praised—and criticized—for...

Biden, Trump to Hold Dueling Town Halls

NBC News announces it will host the president's event, prompting instant online backlash

(Newser) - After it was announced that the second debate between President Trump and Joe Biden, originally set for Thursday, was canceled due to Trump refusing a virtual format, Biden decided to do his own town hall that night in Philly instead, to air on ABC News. Now, NBC News reports that...

At Town Hall, Voters Fire Back at Trump
Trump Has Rough Night
With Undecided Voters

Trump Has Rough Night With Undecided Voters

Even Joe Biden got in a dig during town hall in Philadelphia with the president

(Newser) - President Trump faced "an unusual moment of exposure" Tuesday night as he was confronted on his response to the coronavirus pandemic, his vow to wipe out ObamaCare, his comments on dead soldiers, and more by a group of undecided voters during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia, per...

Greta Will Be on CNN Thursday. There's Controversy Over It

There's some 'confusion' as to why she's been asked to appear at a town hall on coronavirus

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg is confident she had the coronavirus a few weeks back—though it's not clear if that's why CNN has chosen her to appear in its Thursday town hall on the pandemic. Per the New York Post , the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist will appear with Dr. Sanjay...

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