MEDIA: “Former President Trump blasted CNN on Tuesday, a day ahead of his scheduled sit-down with Kaitlan Collins, one of the network’s leading anchors, for a rare town hall event in New Hampshire.

‘I’ll be doing CNN tomorrow night, LIVE from the Great State of New Hampshire, because they are rightfully desperate to get those fantastic (TRUMP!) ratings once again,’ the former president wrote in a social media post on Tuesday.

‘They made me a deal I couldn’t refuse!!! Could be the beginning of a New & Vibrant CNN, with no more Fake News, or it could turn into a disaster for all, including me. Let’s see what happens?’

The network announced last week it would hold a town hall style event with Trump and New Hampshire voters Wednesday, the first such event the former president has sat for in years.”

-Dominick Mastrangelo, “Trump says ‘desperate’ CNN made him interview offer he ‘couldn’t refuse,’” thehill.com, May 9, 2023