Former President Donald Trump took over CNN's town hall on Wednesday, blasting host Kaitlan Collins as a "nasty person."
The New Hampshire campaign event featured the host criticizing the former president who in turn made attacks on Collins in front of the live audience.
🚨Trump Hijacks CNN, Steamrolls Kaitlan Collins in New Hampshire Townhall https://t.co/h2wdXohTCM
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“Do you have any regrets about your actions on January 6?” Collins asked, addressing concerns over Jan. 6, 2021.
“I said, walk peacefully and patriotically, you know, many different things. In fact, I brought a list of things — I don’t want to bore the audience, but we can go sentence after sentence after sentence of things,” he said.
Former President Trump to Kaitlan Collins:
"You're a nasty person, I'll tell ya..." pic.twitter.com/6rkLCfbsPQ
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Trump also turned personal after a heated exchange with Collins.
“It’s very simple– you are nasty person, ok?” Trump said at one point, with the audience responding with a combination of laughter and cheers over his response to biased questions.
The former president also addressed a tough question about his liable charge in the case of sexual assault against E. Jean Carroll.
“This woman, I don’t know her. I never met her. I have no idea who she is,” he responded, quickly switching topics to other issues.
Responding to questions about the war in Ukraine, Trump said, “I don’t think in terms of winning and losing,” he said, “I think in terms of getting it settled so we stop killing all these people.” He added, “I want everyone to stop dying."
The unconventional town hall is part of Trump's rare attempt to return to the White House for a second term after losing a previous run. The town hall may have played well to his faithful but did not appear to change the minds of those already opposed to supporting the former president.