Many on the left are expressing their outrage against CNN ahead of its broadcast of a town hall event with former President Donald Trump on Wednesday night.
The town hall will be held in Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and will be moderated by anchor Kaitlan Collins.
Trump was found liable by a jury for defaming and sexually assaulting writer E. Jean Carroll on Tuesday and was ordered to pay her $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the civil case.
Critics rushed to Twitter to shame and castigate CNN for giving Trump a platform after the verdict.
"CNN doesn't give a f*** about preserving democracy," said activist Jeff Tiedrich.
"CNN followed the same trajectory as so many before, Trump berated and belittled them until they became his b****. It’s his classic move, he senses weakness and greed and exploits it," replied comedian Noel Casler.
"CNN is marching towards the right wing. Giving comfort to right wing and white supremacists is having a Townhall meeting with Donald Trump boycott CNN," read one popular tweet.
"Seems like @CNN made a deal with the devil to host the @realDonaldTrump town hall. They forgot that everything Trump touches dies. The venue, stocked with Trump acolytes, will provide a platform for lies. In the end CNN will irreparably damage its brand," responded Alexander Vindman.
"If you're not a journalist, there's no reason to watch Trump's town hall tonight on CNN," said transgender activist Charlotte Clymer. "There will be nothing new learned. It will be a clown show. Don't fall for it. Don't watch it. Don't give them ratings."
The former president excoriated the verdict from his social media account on Truth Social and said that his attorneys would appeal the decision.
Trump is the current frontrunner to win the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential campaign.
Here's more about the Trump town hall:
Former President Trump to attend CNN town hall at Saint Anselm Collegewww.youtube.com
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