CNN juggles Trump address with Ryan town hall

CNN juggles Trump address with Ryan town hall
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CNN is pushing back its live town hall with Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Dem moves to force vote on bill protecting Mueller Collins: 'Extremely disappointing' ObamaCare fix left out of spending deal House poised to vote on .3T spending bill MORE (R-Wis.) to accommodate President Trump’s announcement on Afghanistan.

CNN was set to air a public town hall with Ryan — his first in nearly two years — at 9 p.m. Monday, but the White House announced that Trump will address the nation at that time about his strategy going forward in Afghanistan.

The network sent out an alert saying it will air live coverage of Trump’s address before moving on to the town hall.


The White House said that Trump will “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.” He is expected to announce a troop surge to Afghanistan during his remarks.

A CNN spokesman confirmed the programming change, saying that the town hall will now air at 9:30 p.m. after Trump's address.