Viewers will watch Republican Town Hall live stream online and televised coverage tonight as candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Donald Trump get their time to respond to audience questions. The latest town hall meeting is part 2 of CNN’s GOP event, with part 1 having taken place on Wednesday evening. Trump already was defeated in the ratings last night as he held a separate event on MSNBC, but will he get “trumped” in terms of the upcoming South Carolina primary? As of right now, polls have favored the billionaire businessman among voters in the Palmetto State, but anything can happen days ahead of the primary. The 2016 GOP Town Hall live streaming and televised coverage arrives through CNN on Thursday night.
According to Deadline.com in their Feb. 18 report, the Town Hall meeting shown on CNN last night featuring Carson, Rubio and Cruz defeated the meeting shown on MSNBC featuring Trump in the ratings. Trump was part of a special event which had him answering questions from “Morning Joe” anchors Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. The MSNBC special reportedly had 1.432 million viewers tuning in to watch the event from 8 to 9 p.m. ET. However, CNN’s event hosted by Anderson Cooper had 2.057M viewers watching as three candidates answered audience questions on a variety of issues. It was the first part of CNN’s GOP Town Hall meetings in South Carolina.
Tonight, Trump gets a chance to reestablish himself as the frontrunner on CNN. He’ll be up against Jeb Bush and John Kasich, so it may make things even easier on him days ahead of the important South Carolina primary as his closest opponent won’t be on stage with him. However, Trump may look to defend himself from several recent feuds he’s been a part of, with the most recent a bit of a “war of words” with Pope Francis. The Pope said Trump is “not Christian” if he really wants to deport immigrants without proper documentation and build a wall at the U.S. Mexico border. Trump already responded, calling the Pope’s comments “disgraceful.” He may further elaborate on this, as well as his battle with Marco Rubio and remarks thrown at him by other candidates on Thursday night.
The 2016 Republican Town Hall meeting in South Carolina has a scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. To watch the meeting live on television, viewers will need to use their CNN channel on their service. Cable and satellite subscribers can log into the Go.CNN.com website or associated mobile apps to watch live streaming online coverage of the GOP Town Hall. For live audio commentary and/or analysis, Sirius XM Satellite Radio subscribers can listen to channel 116 for CNN, or channels 124 to 127 for various political talk radio stations.