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Counterprogramming: Donald Trump to host 'Ask Me Anything' session during DNC


As Democrats gather in Philadelphia this week to nominate Hillary Clinton, her Republican rival is looking to seize a share of the spotlight.

Donald Trump’s campaign will hold an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit on Wednesday evening, just as Democrats prepare to highlight the keynote speeches of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine.

As the name suggests, the format allows Reddit users to ask the person leading the thread discussion anything they want. The site’s users seem as divided as the rest of the nation over this election, with many threads focusing on the flaws of both candidates.

He’s far from the first candidate to venture into Reddit territory. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul dished about his favorite burritos in January before he dropped out of the presidential race. And President Barack Obama tried it out, too, pronouncing the experience “NOT BAD.”


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.