Former President Donald Trump once again found himself at odds with CNN during a town hall appearance moderated by White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins. Trump was discussing the federal investigation into his handling of classified documents when Collins interrupted him multiple times. Trump responded by pointing out President Biden’s similar cases with classified documents found at multiple low-security locations.
WATCH: Donald Trump calls CNN Host Kaitlan Collins “a very nasty person” right to her face.https://t.co/Fg6kh7N9ac
— Proud Elephant 🇺🇸🦅 (@ProudElephantUS) May 11, 2023
But Collins wouldn’t let the comparison stand, interjecting with a defense of Biden’s actions. Trump grew increasingly annoyed at the interruptions, and Collins pushed back by asking him a straightforward question. Trump responded sarcastically, “Are you ready, can I talk? Do you mind?,” leading Collins to press her point even further.
CNN having Kaitlin Collins “moderate” that Townhall was almost as bad a decision as FOX’s firing Tucker.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 11, 2023
In a serious country Kaitlin Collins would be serving cocktails at a second rate casino
Well, in some metaphorical sense that's what she is doing at CNN…
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) May 11, 2023
The best part of the night is when Donald Trump called the CNN hack Kaitlin Collins a nasty woman. Trump was on absolute fire! Better than 2016 Trump.
It's over Jeb! pic.twitter.com/JoqHzC2DTx
— MAGS (@TAftermath2020) May 11, 2023
Kaitlin Collins of CNN is a total hack at this New Hampshire townhall.
She is just coming after Trump without stopping. No let up. But Trump can take it.
Biden would never get that treatment. If he ever did, his wife would have to lead him away by the hand, sad and downtrodden…
— Jeff Clark (@JeffClarkUS) May 11, 2023
Kaitlin Collins' dirty game Is to say a falsehood about Trump and then quickly moves on to the next question without his opportunity to correct her. #CNNTownhall
— LEAHmemes (@itsreallyleah) May 11, 2023
This prompted the former President to call her out in front of the live audience, saying, “Its very simple to answer…you know you are a nasty person, I’ll tell ya!” Collins has a reputation for sparring with the former President, and Trump’s choice to appear on CNN as opposed to friendlier networks suggests he was prepared for a contentious discussion.
Many social media users were quick to criticize Collins’ conduct during the town hall, citing her adversarial tone towards the former President. They also raised concerns about the perceived lack of objectivity shown by CNN in selecting Collins as the moderator.
“In a serious country, Kaitlin Collins would be serving cocktails at a second-rate casino,” said Revolver News founder Darren Beattie. Conservative commentator Sebastian Gorka echoed similar concerns, arguing that having Collins moderate the town hall was as problematic as Fox News’s choice to fire Tucker Carlson.
Once again, CNN proves it’s more interested in pushing its political agenda than conducting fair and balanced reporting. It’s no wonder why more and more viewers are turning to unbiased news sources for their information.