Former President Trump is set to join Sean Hannity for a Fox News town hall event next month, the network announced Thursday.
The event is scheduled to be pre-taped in Iowa on June 1 and air at 9 pm Eastern that same day, according to a release. Hannity will reportedly take questions from the audience.
Trump attended a CNN-hosted town hall in New Hampshire earlier this month, which was broadcast live.
CNN’s live event drew criticism after the former president repeated his denied claims of widespread election fraud in the 2020 race, refused to commit to accepting the 2024 results and insulted host Kaitlan Collins and writer E. Jean Carroll. A jury found Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation against Carroll in a federal lawsuit earlier this week.
The former president also appeared on Hannity’s prime-time program earlier this year amid tensions between the former president and the network he favored during his previous presidential runs.
He mocked the network earlier this month claiming they were giving too much attention to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who announced his 2024 presidential bid on Wednesday.
“They pushed DeSanctimonious so hard that, no matter what, it fell like a stone,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social. “Fox News has become the DeSanctimonious Network, but it doesn’t work because he doesn’t have the stuff.”
The GOP presidential race has become crowded in recent days with the addition of DeSantis and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Many others — including former Vice President Mike Pence, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – expected to soon also make a decision on possible bids.
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