Fox draws nearly 2.6 million viewers for Sanders town hall
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Fox draws nearly 2.6 million viewers for Sanders town hall

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a Fox News town-hall style event Monday April 15, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NEW YORK — Sen. Bernie Sanders took heat from some Democrats for holding a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. But it turned out to be the most-watched town hall of the campaign season so far.

The Nielsen company estimated that 2.55 million people watched the Sanders event on Monday. That nearly doubled the number of viewers Sanders had for a town hall on CNN in February.

The previous high for the campaign season was when Sen. Kamala Harris drew just under two million viewers for a CNN appearance in January.

One viewer was President Donald Trump, who tweeted Tuesday that it was weird to see “crazy Bernie” on Fox.

David Bauder, The Associated Press

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