Elon Musk's X to host town hall with Donald Trump

Elon Musk is hosting a town hall on X with Donald Trump, WSJ reported. The former president was banned from the site three years ago after the January 6 Capitol riots.

Elon Musk organizes live video town hall on X with Donald Trump in lead-up to election

Trump, the likely Republican candidate for the next presidential election, was recently found guilty in a case involving a hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. The former president’s team accepted the invitation, though the date and exact details have not yet been revealed.

During the live stream event, Trump will answer questions from the audience during the event. The event will also be shown on the cable channel NewsNation through a partnership with X.

Musk also expressed his enthusiasm for the town hall event with Trump.

X is also planning a similar town hall event with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who is running for president as an independent, according to WSJ’s report. With the town-hall format, X users will be able to submit questions for the candidates.

Two sources familiar with the matter told Axios that both Trump and Kennedy have agreed to sit down with a moderator and answer questions submitted both before and during the events.

The show will be titled “The People’s Town Hall.” The identity of the moderator is still unclear, but they are expected to include at least one NewsNation host.

Musk’s vision for X as a political hub

The plans are part of a broader push by Musk to make X a center of political discussion. The town hall comes amid a flurry of reports suggesting that Musk and Trump have grown closer in recent months.

Musk hasn’t been shy about expressing his dissatisfaction with Biden. According to Bloomberg News, Trump and Musk have reportedly met to discuss various topics, including cryptocurrency policy and a potential invitation for Musk to speak at the Republican National Convention this summer.

Trump, who famously steamrolled CNN’s Kaitlan Collins during a town hall last year, has his first of two debates against Biden scheduled for June 27, The Post reported.

The idea for the town halls was first conceived by X CEO Linda Yaccarino, who pitched it to Nexstar Media Group, the parent company of NewsNation.

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