Republican debate tonight (town hall) on CNN at at Milwaukee: What time, network, how to watch live
While the much awaited Republican debates have disappeared from the horizons, there are still some sorts of debates or mini debates happening in the form of GOP town hall. And in the absence of conventional debates people are going sure to watch today’s Republican town hall to be organized by the CNN.
Usually the Republican debates attracted fourteen to fifteen million people. Compared to Democratic debates the attraction of the GOP debates was simply huge as people loved the acrimonious fights between half a dozen Republican hopefuls pouncing on each other.
Nonetheless, now Donald Trump has stopped attending such debates claiming that these have become useless. In the meantime Republican front runner Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will put their increasingly acrimonious differences in a town hall Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, airing on CNN and moderated by Anderson Cooper. There will be another hopeful in the form of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, but there are doubts many want to hear him.
The GOP town hall on CNN has become all the more important given the fact that the event comes one week before the state’s April 5 primary. It will be important for the three candidates, particularly the top two contenders to put their best foot forward.
It must be kept in mind that the Republican debates were free for all and very confrontational in nature. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in the midst of the campaign’s most bitter, personal fight. It started when Trump blamed Cruz for an unaffiliated super PAC’s ad featuring a nearly naked Melania Trump, without any evidence that Cruz was behind it. Then Trump attacked Heidi Cruz.
When asked if he will support Donald Trump in case he wins the nomination, Cruz said “I’m not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family…Donald Trump is not gonna be the nominee. We are gonna beat him for this nomination.”
In the meantime he challenged Trump asking “Donald, why don’t you show up and debate like a man? I recognize that Donald prefers to communicate in 140 characters or less”. Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will hear questions from voters during the CNN event, which kicks off at 8 p.m. EDT and runs until 11 p.m. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater.