Former President Donald Trump is set to participate in a CNN town hall tonight in New Hampshire, but has expressed concern over what might happen.
Trump made the announcement via his social media platform, Truth Social. “They made me a deal I couldn’t refuse!!! Could be the beginning of a New & Vibrant CNN, with no more Fake News, or it could turn into a disaster for all, including me,” Trump wrote.
The former president did not elaborate on the nature of the “deal” he made with CNN, a network that was highly critical of Trump while he was president and after leaving the White House.
Trump’s CNN appearance has sparked controversy, with some Democrats and media commentators criticizing CNN’s decision to host him after the January 6 Capitol breach.
However, Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav defended the network’s decision to allow both Republican and Democratic voices to be heard before the upcoming 2024 election. “He’s the frontrunner, he has to be on our network,” Zaslav told CNBC last week.
The Warner Bros chief executive, who took control of the media giant last year, did not state whether the network would have a system in place to edit or censor Trump’s comments during the town hall.