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‘CNN Is Afraid’: Trump Campaign Hits Back After Anchor Shuts Down Interview


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Just days ahead of the CNN-hosted debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, viewers received what could be a sneak peek of how the left-leaning network plans to handle the event.

Anchor Kasie Hunt abruptly pulled the plug on an interview with Trump campaign spokesperson Karoline Leavitt after Leavitt expressed concerns about the bias previously displayed by the CNN personalities slated to serve as moderators.

As Newsweek reported, a prominent pro-Trump source soon came out with a statement of its own regarding the treatment Leavitt received:

Leavitt has repeatedly claimed that Trump will not receive fair treatment in Thursday’s debate on CNN, describing it as a “biased” and “hostile environment.”

Leavitt’s interview on the network was ended early after she repeatedly questioned a moderator in the network’s upcoming presidential debate.

In response to the incident, MAGA War Room, a popular pro-Trump account on X, formerly Twitter, wrote in a post on Monday: “Fake News CNN cuts off @kleavittnh after she calls out Jake Tapper’s anti-Trump history. CNN is afraid of people knowing the truth.”

Here’s that X post:

Of course, Hunt also doubled down on her decision to cut the interview short, essentially claiming that her CNN colleagues should be immune to criticism.

But Leavitt got the final word with her response to Hunt’s post:

Breitbart provided additional coverage of the interview aftermath:

Following that display from CNN, Leavitt said, “CNN cutting off my microphone for bringing up a debate moderator’s history of anti-Trump lies just proves our point that President Trump will not be treated fairly in Thursday’s debate.”

She also spoke to Benny Johnson right after CNN cut her off, remarking, “I still can’t believe this happened.”

“It is really shocking just how triggering the truth is to CNN,” she began, explaining that she was simply pointing out that Trump is brave for agreeing to do this debate when the cards are stacked against him.

“That’s all I was doing was pointing out the fact that President Trump is bold to go on a three on one fight on a network that is clearly hostile to him,” she explained.

“Let’s stop pretending like CNN is still the most trusted name in news. They are not, and I pointed out statements that Jake Tapper himself has made in the past,” she continued, pointing out that it is ironic that Tapper utter controversial statements on air, but she is not allowed to repeat them.

Here’s some additional analysis of the segment:



 

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