Vivek Ramaswamy And The Nonexistent CNN Town Hall

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GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is seemingly selling a CNN city corridor that the community mentioned was by no means formally scheduled, based on a number of media experiences Thursday.

Final week, Ramaswamy introduced on X, previously referred to as Twitter, that he would soon be doing a town hall occasion with CNN.

Nonetheless, no such occasion was finally scheduled on that day with Ramaswamy, two sources with information of the matter informed Semafor.

“The data in Mr. Ramaswamy’s submit is inaccurate and there’s not a CNN City Corridor presently deliberate for September twelfth,” the community informed each Semafor and The Hill.

Semafor mentioned one in every of its sources believed Ramaswamy’s tweet in regards to the occasion was simply an try and “will it into existence.”

Even stranger: The candidate made the declare even after he was reportedly knowledgeable by CNN {that a} city corridor wasn’t going to occur on that day.

Ramaswamy’s camp informed Semafor that the city corridor date was formally set, however mentioned CNN canceled the occasion and “vaguely” linked the transfer to management modifications throughout the community.

“We had reached an settlement for September 12 in New York and even chosen a moderator,” spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin informed Semafor. “CNN says they’re searching for one other date.”

HuffPost reached out to each CNN and Ramaswamy’s marketing campaign, however didn’t obtain a right away response.

The information about Ramaswamy’s questionable occasion promotion comes because the candidate faces accusations of not being absolutely truthful.

On Wednesday, he had an ungainly interview with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan by which he appeared both unable or unwilling to elucidate his previous criticism of fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Final week, Republican strategist Karl Rove criticized Ramaswamy, calling him “a efficiency artist who says outrageous issues, smears his opponents and appeals to the darkish elements of the American psyche.”

NBC’s Chuck Todd has additionally known as out Ramaswamy, saying that though the candidate beforehand decried baseless claims of a “stolen” 2020 election, he’s now “doing the precise reverse.”

However Ramaswamy’s largest battle with the reality happened this previous weekend. Whereas giving a speech in New Hampshire, an enormous signal bearing the phrase “fact” got here falling down on him.

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