Three Questions CNN Should Ask Trump This Week (But Likely Won’t)

Ted Millar
4 min readMay 7
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Remember all those times Donald Trump attacked CNN?

His diatribes against the so-called “liberal fake news” cable network before he moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were legion. As president, he maligned it over 63 times on Twitter.

Despite the mainstream news outlets gifting the former host of Celebrity Apprentice with thousands of hours of free media during and after his campaign for the presidency, Trump never relented in his assaults upon them. Like a battered lover, the corporate media just couldn’t keep from coming back.

That’s because huge right-leaning corporations in business to turn profits and benefit from republican tax cuts to the morbidly rich own the mainstream so-called “liberal” media outlets.

But now that CNN has been turned over to a new network head, it seems all has been forgiven.

In case you haven’t heard, Donald Trump is going to appear on a CNN-hosted town hall this week in New Hampshire. Moderating it will be “CNN This Morning” anchor Kaitlan Collins.

There are so many reasons why this is a terrible idea.

First, CNN’s reputation as an honest, trustworthy news source is fairly solid (unlike Fox News’s). What will assuredly sully that is giving oxygen to a twice-impeached former president who incited an attempted coup, sucked up to dictators, lied over 30,000 times (which led to over a million American COVID deaths), whom 18 women have accused of sexual assault, suggested the Constitution be “suspended” over the lie he lost re-election, was just indicted on 34 felony counts, and is facing even more.

Second, Kaitlan Collins got her start at The Daily Caller, the ultra right-wing hate site now-disgraced Fox News poster child Tucker Carlson started.

Third, CNN is NEVER going to seduce the right-wing hate media audience no matter how hard CNN’s new president Chris Licht tries.

Don’t expect Collins to proffer anything but softball questions to the Trump-friendly audience.

But maybe we’ll be surprised.

Here are the three questions Kaitlan Collins should ask, but probably will not.

Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for The Left Place blog on Substack: Twitter: @tedmillar