CNN’s Amanpour criticizes network’s decision to hold Trump town hall

Source: Associated Press

“Veteran correspondent Christiane Amanpour became the first CNN journalist to publicly criticize her network for airing last week’s town hall with former President Donald Trump. Amanpour told a group of graduating students at Columbia University’s graduate school of journalism on Wednesday that she would have ‘dropped the mic at “nasty person,’ a reference to when Trump lobbed that insult at moderator Kaitlan Collins. CNN was criticized for hosting Trump at a live event in New Hampshire, where the 2024 presidential candidate repeated lies about the last election before a mostly adoring audience. CNN Chairman Chris Licht has defended the town hall as newsworthy and important, and Amanpour said she had a ‘robust discussion’ with him about it.” (05/18/23)