Donald Trump to Partake in Reddit’s ‘Ask Me Anything’
Presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to participate in Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on July 27, according to Reddit.
The post will go live at 6:30 p.m. EST and Trump will answer questions from the reddit community at 7:00 p.m. EST on the subreddit r/The_Donald, a forum dedicated to the Republican nominee. The date of the the AMA session is also the same day as the Democratic National Convention.
— /r/The_Donald (@TheDonaldReddit) July 25, 2016
Trump is the latest politician to participate in an AMA event. President Barack Obama answered questions prior to the 2012 election as did Senator Rand Paul earlier this year as well as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders last year.
The chance for the Reddit community to ask no-holds-barred questions to famous and influential people has made AMA sessions particularly popular. Past celebrities have included comedian Louis CK, chef Gordon Ramsay, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and a host of others.
Trump’s reddit engagement with the public will be on the heels of the Republican National Convention, where he declared “I am your voice” to women, vowed to restore public safety, and that America “will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order.”
The GOP convention had a few hiccups, with Melania Trump’s partly plagiarized speech and Trump’s continued use of unauthorized music.
“The unauthorized use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at the RNC is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” the estate tweeted from Harrison’s Twitter account.
Trump and running mate Mike Pence are scheduled to hold a town hall on Monday (July 25) in Roanoke, Virginia, and a rally tonight in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.