In response to Oliver Darcy, a senior media correspondent for CNN, who tweeted that Trump’s attendance at the CNN town hall next week would be “his first appearance on the news network in years,” Trump commented, “Going into the heart of Enemy territory, but maybe the Enemy is changing?”
Trump omitted more explanation, but the tweet may be a jab at Fox News or a sign that CNN is becoming more accepting of him.
Trump’s first town hall of his 2024 presidential campaign will take place in New Hampshire on May 10, CNN said on Monday. Kaitlan Collins, a CNN journalist who has also covered the White House for the conservative Daily Caller, will preside over the event.
Following his loss in the 2020 election, Trump’s relationship with Fox News has become strained in recent years. In April, he urged the network to “finally admit” that widespread electoral fraud tainted the results.
Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corporation, purportedly stated a wish to “move on” from the former president in March, prompting reports that Fox News had put a “soft ban” on covering Trump; nevertheless, Trump has since been interviewed on the network by Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
The now-fired Carlson allegedly spoke with Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign about maybe moderating a discussion with Trump as a dig at the network.