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Trump answers few audience questions at Fox town hall. Were attendees still satisfied?

Anna Wilder, The State on

Published in Political News

Despite his only answering three questions from the audience, attendees were overwhelmingly satisfied by Trump’s responses at Fox News’ Town Hall event in Greenville, South Carolina, on Tuesday.

The town hall began with playing a soundbite from Nikki Haley’s Greenville “State of the race” speech that occurred earlier in the day, where she affirmed she would not be dropping out of the race.

“Many of the same politicians who now publicly embrace Trump, privately dread him,” the tape from earlier in the day played of Haley.

Trump responded to that and said “everybody knows you’re not supposed to lose in your home state, shouldn’t happen anyway, and she’s losing it bigly.”

Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked Trump questions on how he would pay for his legal issues, the border, debating Biden, Ukraine and Alexei Navalny.

Although between 400-500 people were in attendance, only three audience members at the Trump town hall asked questions. At Haley’s similar event Sunday nearly 10 did. Earlier that morning, people lined up outside the airport to wait for Trump, some as early as 4:30 a.m.

 

Overall, audience members were satisfied with the former president’s responses, but some felt he didn’t fully answer some of the questions. Some said they didn’t necessarily care about the topics addressed.

Cammi Teems, who is from Manning, said Trump “mostly,” answered the questions. One of the questions from an audience member on settling old scores and revenge he didn’t necessarily address, she said.

“He didn’t really address the revenge thing until Laura brought him back to it,” Teems said. “But otherwise, I think he was great.”

Trump was asked about the country’s divide, and assuring independent and undecided voters that his focus as president would be improving the state of the country, and not “settling old scores,” by a woman from the audience.

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