Donald Trump wants more airtime on CNN and has proposed a second town hall. Earlier last month, during a CNN town hall conducted by Kaitlan Collins, the former president of the United States delivered the numbers. According to Nielsen numbers, Trump attracted 3.3 million people, beating cable rivals Fox News and MSNBC during the same time slot.
On May 20, Trump stated in a post on Truth Social said the town hall was “absolutely lovely” and that it was one of CNN’s “biggest rating nights in years.” “CNN, let’s do another one?” he proposed.
Trump’s idea came after the Republican went on a rant at The View co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who also contributes to CNN and previously worked for Trump.
“Word is that they are revolting at the View and CNN, and want Farrah [sic] OUT!” Trump posted. “She tried to delete her words but we got them ALL. I don’t see how she lasts because this ‘stuff’ shows what a phony she is. MUCH MORE TO COME!”
Trump also released a video in which Farah Griffin praises the former President, describing him as a “remarkable man” and “strong leader for our nation.” In the video, the political pundit reflected on her first meeting with Trump, which happened while she was working for Vice President Mike Pence.
“Backbencher in the Trump Administration, Alyssa Farah, like so many other sleazebags, had only glowing reviews of the Trump Administration until long after she left. A loser then, and a loser now! More to follow,” Trump posted.
Farah Griffin left Trump’s government after the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol. Since then, she has worked as a co-host on The View for ABC, providing conservative viewpoints, and she regularly contributes to CNN. She recently defended CNN for airing the Trump town hall saying, “America got to see who he is last night: a ranting, raving lunatic, who sided with Vladimir Putin.”
Farah Griffin, in a second video shared by Trump, criticizes the media for portraying Trump negatively. “So cool to watch her twist,” Trump captioned the video.