Fox News Schedules Trump Town Hall Opposite CNN’s DeSantis vs. Haley Debate

Fox News announced Tuesday that a live town hall with former President Donald Trump will air opposite the fifth Republican presidential primary debate on CNN.

Both events are scheduled to take place in Des Moines, Iowa and air Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 9/8c — five days ahead of the Iowa Caucus.

Fox News’ Trump town hall will be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, while CNN’s GOP debate will be moderated by Dana Bash and Jake Tapper.

Earlier on Tuesday, CNN confirmed that Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley have qualified for the Jan. 10 debate, to be held at Drake University — but only DeSantis and Haley will participate.

Three other GOP candidates — former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy — failed to meet the 10% polling threshold to appear on stage.

(In a TVLine poll, more than 47% of readers said that Haley won GOP Debate No. 4. Christie came in second, with just over 30% of the vote, followed by DeSantis and Ramaswamy with 13% and 8% of the vote, respectively.)

Prior to the Trump town hall, Baier and MacCallum will host separate town halls with Haley and DeSantis on Monday, Jan. 8 and Tuesday, Jan. 9, respectively — both starting at 6 pm. Meanwhile, CNN will host back-to-back town halls with Haley and DeSantis on Thursday, Jan. 11.

CNN has also slotted the sixth Republican primary debate for Sunday, Jan. 21. New England College will host the event, which is being held two days before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Will you be watching Fox News’ Trump town hall and/or CNN’s DeSantis vs. Haley debate on Jan. 10? Let us know in Comments.

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