Discovery CEO David Zaslav defended CNN hosting a town hall event with former President Donald Trump during a Friday appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Zaslav appeared on CNBC to discuss the latest earnings report for his media conglomerate, which owns CNN, and co-host Joe Kernen asked about the Trump Town Hall. Now you try to get some real journalists and you’re getting hit CNN for getting rid of. Zaslav: CNN has the greatest journalists and the largest group of journalists in the world in in the Ukraine, Poland and Russia. Zaslav continued to laud CNN’s future — and predicted a bounce-back from its current ratings lull — as 2024 presidential season approaches.