In response to former President Donald Trump’s town hall event with CNN on Wednesday evening, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the liberal outlet was "manipulated" into "platforming election disinformation" in their hosting of the leading Republican 20204 presidential candidate.
"CNN should be ashamed of themselves," Ocasio-Cortez began on Twitter.
"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.
During the conversation, Trump said in response to an audience member’s question that he would stop talking about election fraud on the campaign trail "unless I see election fraud."
"If I see election fraud, I think I have an obligation to say it," he added.
Trump also stated that he had informed his supporters on January 5, 2021, the day before the Capitol riot, that they should remain peaceful and support Capitol police and law enforcement.
In response to questions regarding the E Jean Carroll ruling that came out on Tuesday, finding Trump liable of battery and not liable of rape, and whether voters thought that would disqualify him from being president, Trump said, "Well there aren't too many of them because my poll numbers just came out—they went up."
Ocasio-Cortez continued, "The audience is cheering him on and laughing at the host." The audience at Manchester New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm College was made up of Republican and undecided voters.
"This falls squarely on CNN. Everyone here saw exactly what was going to happen. Instead they put a sexual abuse victim in harm’s way for views. This was a choice to platform lies about the election & Jan 6th w/ no plan but to have their moderator interrupted without consequence," she added.
At the beginning of the town hall event, host Kaitlan Collins said, "no questions are off the table and we agreed to no conditions."
Human Events Daily host Jack Posobiec responded to AOC, saying: "Get your hankies ready, Sandy. 2016 is happening again."
"AOC is RAGING that CNN has given a primetime platform to President Trump to remind the American people just how popular and refreshing his policies and approach actually are, and just how horrible Joe Biden's presidency actually is," wrote Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.
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