WASHINGTON – Ahead of tomorrow’s scheduled town hall meeting on CNN with former President Donald Trump, MoveOn Political Action Executive Director Rahna Epting issued the following statement:
“If CNN goes ahead with its planned town hall with Donald Trump tomorrow, the news network will provide a reputable insurgent, liar and conspiracy theorist with free, unfiltered airtime with only fact-checking. live limited. CNN will provide a platform for someone who has already shown they will use their voice to inspire violence and bigotry without remorse. This decision by CNN is dangerous and indefensible and must be reversed immediately.
“Just in the past few months, Trump has doubled down on his election conspiracy theories and denial, offered to end the Constitution, and inspired hatred and violence toward a New York prosecutor who rightly holds him accountable for alleged crimes. . There is no justification for giving this individual an infomercial to sow more societal chaos. This is why nearly 200,000 MoveOn members have signed a petition calling on CNN to stop covering Trump live and start verifying every statement that comes out of his mouth.
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