According to a report, former President Donald Trump’s advisors monitored his performance against antagonistic CNN moderator Kaitlan Collins using Twitter in real time last week.
Axios reported that during Wednesday’s town hall event in New Hampshire, Trump was shown tweets indicating an overwhelming sentiment that Collins’ interruptions and laden questions during the break had failed to harm him.
Trump then redoubled his efforts to disregard her attempted assassination and instead concentrated on communicating with the audience.
According to a Trump adviser, Twitter helped the former president emerge from the evening in a stronger political position.
Trump was shown a tweet by Democratic Representative Alexander Ocasio-Cortez that criticized CNN and attacked Collins.
The member of the far-left “squad” appeared dissatisfied when Collins attempted to injure Trump with an allegation from former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll that he assaulted her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.
Trump has maintained he is unfamiliar with Carroll.
In the civil suit Carroll filed against Trump last week, a New York jury rejected her rape claim but awarded her $5 million after finding Trump liable for defamation and battery.
Trump dismissed Carroll’s claims and questioned her character when Collins used the ruling against him.
“I have no idea who the hell she is,” he said, eliciting laughter from the audience.
Ocasio-Cortez wrote on her website, “CNN should be ashamed of themselves.”
“They have lost total control of this ‘town hall’ to again be manipulated into platforming election disinformation, defenses of Jan 6th, and a public attack on a sexual abuse victim,” she added. “The audience is cheering him on and laughing at the host.”
CNN should be ashamed of themselves.
They have lost total control of this “town hall” to again be manipulated into platforming election disinformation, defenses of Jan 6th, and a public attack on a sexual abuse victim.
The audience is cheering him on and laughing at the host.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 11, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Trump was shown both tweets and others, which were seen as a measure of his performance by his advisers. They suggested he needed to double down on his strategy, and he did so. CONTINUE READING…