Trump, who last October became the first Republican to formally seek the party’s presidential nomination, last spoke with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in late 2020. Since then, he has not taken part in a town hall-style interview.
At 9 p.m. Eastern, CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins will moderate the event, which will take place at Saint Anselm College.
According to the network, a live audience of New Hampshire Republicans and undeclared voters who want to cast ballots in the state’s Republican presidential primary will fill the arena.
Trump usually appears on Fox News and other niche conservative networks like Newsmax and OAN, so his choice to join CNN for a town hall-style event is a notable change from his normal appearances on those networks.
The former president, who often criticized CNN as “fake news” under its previous management, has filed a defamation lawsuit against the network for its coverage of his involvement in the Capitol assault on January 6, 2021, and bogus accusations of voting fraud.