CNN announces another GOP candidate town hall

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CNN will host a primetime town hall with GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley June 4, 2023.

Moderated by Jake Tapper, the event will air at 8 p.m. eastern from Iowa.

“Haley, who also served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration, will take questions from Tapper and a live audience which is comprised of Iowa Republicans and Iowa voters, who say they will pre-register to participate in the Republican caucuses by the deadline set by the Republican Party of Iowa; and pledge to appear in person at the caucuses,” the network said.

The town hall is the second in a series of planned events in a similar format, the network noted, as the field of candidates vying against Donald Trump for the Republican party nomination is likely to increase.

Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, also served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under Trump.

CNN’s last town hall, an event featuring Trump himself, was largely panned for allowing him to spread lies on live TV without the benefit of substantive fact-checking.

Some have compared the event to a glorified rally for Trump, who received applause from audience members after he spread misinformation and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election that have been disproven.

In many cases, even Republican officials have confirmed that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud.

Trump also openly bashed political rivals and called moderator Kaitlan Collins a “nasty person” during the event.