Jaws dropped when the CEO of one media empire defended CNN’s decision to host a town hall with Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is likely the biggest source of revenue the mainstream media has ever had.

The press attacks Trump at every opportunity.

And jaws dropped when the CEO of one media empire defended CNN’s decision to host a town hall with Donald Trump.

The announcement of a Trump town hall on CNN made left-wing heads explode

After over two years of media blackout, Donald Trump is coming back to one of the biggest news networks on the planet, CNN. On Wednesday, May 10, Trump will take part in a New Hampshire town hall with CNN host Kaitlan Collins.

The move shocked Americans and infuriated left-wing talking heads. MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes was dumbfounded. “I find it very hard to defend the choice to give him a live platform, no matter how it is dressed up,” he said.

He floated the wild idea that Trump would use his time on air to reveal personal information about District Attorney Alvin Bragg. He said the things that Trump could do during the interview could be very damaging and warned that nothing could be “unsaid and undone.”

But Trump also found support from high places.

CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery is forced to defend CNN’s decision

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav found himself toe to toe with co-host Joe Kernen. He asked the CEO to talk about CNN and the so-called “cable news wars.” But more specifically, he wanted to confirm that “former President Trump is going to be on CNN?”

“Yeah, he should be,” Zaslav said. That led Kernen to question the decisions being made at CNN. Zaslav defended the network, saying it has “the greatest journalists and the largest group of journalists in the world.”

The CEO then turned the discussion back to the topic of cutting Trump out of the national dialogue. “We have a divided government. Right? We need to hear both voices. That’s what you see. Republicans are on the air on CNN, and Democrats are on the air. All voices should be heard on CNN,” Zaslav stated.

Regardless of the state of the nation, CNN would be doing themselves a disservice to keep Trump off the air.

Trump still holds commanding lead in the Republican Presidential Primary

Donald Trump is currently dominating the field of Republican Presidential hopefuls. Trump is polling as the number one choice of 56 percent of likely Republican Primary voters. 

The only person who is even within 34 points of Donald Trump is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has not yet entered the race. Trump and Biden are sitting neck and neck on a hypothetical 2024 matchup.

Being the first cable news network to bring the former President back on the air was a smart move by CNN. The event will likely draw viewership that the network hasn’t seen since the glory days of the Trump Presidency. 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.