President Trump clashed with CNN moderator Kaitlan Collins during Wednesday’s town hall in New Hampshire. Collins was relentlessly intolerant of the President, and throughout the event, Trump could be observed getting frustrated with her demeanor, and her incessant need to fraudulently contradict his statements. President Trump called out Collins multiple times for having an agenda, and not letting him speak, eventually calling her a “nasty woman” which in turn sparked cheers from the crowd. Collins’s lackluster moderation skills left much to be desired, and she rarely strayed from her talking points, and only briefly glossed over important issues such as the economy and border. Instead of asking questions that many Americans wanted to hear, she particularly favored talking about the January 6th protest, 2020 election fraud, and abortion, rarely letting the President defend his own perspective, or accept any of his answers. While CNN constantly blames the President for never letting go of 2020, their hypocritical show on Wednesday shows that at the end of the day, that’s all they want to hear about.
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn; May 10, 2023
Former President Donald Trump took a personal swipe at CNN host Kaitlan Collins during Wednesday’s town hall, referring to her as a “nasty person.”
About an hour into the New Hampshire event, Collins grilled Trump over his handling of classified documents, which he defended by saying he had “the right” to declassify any records.
When Collins challenged him on why he held onto the documents despite a subpoena and requests from the National Archives, Trump lashed out.
“Are you ready? Can I talk?” Trump asked.
“What’s the answer?” Collins shot back. “I would like you to answer the question.”
“It’s very simple to answer,” Trump responded.
“That’s why I asked it,” Collins told him.
“It’s very simple — you’re a nasty person, I’ll tell ya,” Trump said, which sparked cheers from his supporters in the audience.
Trump continued, “It’s very simple. I was negotiating and we were talking to NARA — that’s Washington, to bring whatever they want. They can have whatever they want. When we left Washington, we had the boxes lined up on the sidewalk outside for everybody. People were taking pictures, everybody knew we were taking those boxes and the GSA — government service, the GSA was the one taking them. They brought them down to Mar-a-Lago. We were negotiating with NARA. All of a sudden, they raid our house.”
A CNN spokesperson defended Collins, telling Fox News Digital she “exemplified what it means to be a world-class journalist.”
Both Trump and President Biden are under investigation by two separate special counsels over their handling of classified documents.
Collins opened the town hall with a series of questions grilling the former president about his claims that the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and his involvement on Jan. 6, as well as the recent verdict that held him liable for defamation and battery against accuser E. Jean Carroll, whom he continued to rail against.
Trump’s town hall marked his first appearance on CNN since the 2016 presidential election. Liberal critics leading up to the event blasted CNN for giving the former president a platform despite the fact that he is the current front-runner in the 2024 Republican primary race.