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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.
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 his plans for a second term in the first place.
The Trump town hall attracted more than 3 million viewers to CNN, but they have since tuned out in droves. Last week, the network averaged only 429,000 total daily viewers from Monday to Friday.
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