Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed CNN’s controversial Donald Trump town hall as “embarrassing” as the former president used the live event to push “rigged” election lies and unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.
“CNN should be ashamed of themselves. They have lost full control of this ‘town hall’ to return to being manipulated on electoral disinformation platforms, defenses of January 6 and a public attack on a victim of sexual abuse, “the New York Democratic legislator tweeted.
“The audience cheers for him and laughs at the presenter. This falls squarely on CNN. Everyone here saw exactly what was going to happen.
“Instead, they endanger a victim of sexual abuse for the views. This was a platform election of lies about the election and on January 6 with no other plan than to interrupt your moderator without consequence.”
The event took place in front of an audience of 400 Republican and Republican independent voters in New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez then went on to MSNBC, where she criticized that network for refusing to talk about the dangers of the CNN event by giving Trump’s lies airtime and for allowing her to criticize E Jean Carroll’s sexual assault verdict. of $5 million against him.
“I know you said before that you would not comment on such an egregious platform of disinformation, but I would,” he said on the air.
“I think it was a deeply irresponsible decision. I don’t think I would be doing my job if I didn’t say that what we saw tonight was a series of extremely irresponsible decisions that put a victim of sexual abuse at risk, that put that person at risk in front of a national audience and I couldn’t have I disagreed more with him. It was embarrassing.”