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Trump pushes false election claims, mocks E. Jean Carroll to applause during CNN town hall


Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire, US, on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump on Wednesday again pushed false claims that his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden was “rigged” as he clashed with a CNN host in a live town hall.Trump also mocked and lashed out at the woman who in a civil lawsuit accused him of rape, one day after a jury in that case found him liable for sexual abuse and defamation.The 70-minute event in New Hampshire marked Trump’s first appearance on the network since the 2016 presidential campaign, according to CNN. It was moderated by “CNN This Morning” anchor Kaitlan Collins, who attempted to fact-check Trump in real time. It featured a live audience of Republicans and undeclared voters.Much of the crowd was highly favorable to Trump, frequently applauding and laughing in support of his remarks.Trump, who for years has …

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