LOUISVILLE, Ky. (SBTS) — R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is scheduled to appear on “CNN Tonight” at 9:20 p.m. ET Friday to discuss controversies surrounding the GOP presidential campaigns of Ben Carson and Donald Trump.
Earlier Friday, Politico ran an article on its website claiming Carson’s campaign admitted the retired neurosurgeon “fabricated” a story about receiving a scholarship to West Point. Carson’s campaign has since rejected some of the article’s claims and other news organizations have questioned Politico’s reporting.
Mohler will participate in a live panel discussion about whether or not the public cares if there are discrepancies and factual inaccuracies in a presidential candidate’s personal stories. He will discuss the issue with host Don Lemon and three other guest contributors: liberal political pundit Bob Beckel, conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany, and former U.S. Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie.
The commentators will then follow up with another segment discussing the rise of Carson and Trump as “outsiders” and the possibility of a third candidate stealing the spotlight.
This will mark the first time Mohler has weighed in on the 2016 GOP presidential candidates on national television, although he has addressed the topic on his daily podcast, “The Briefing.” In Mohler’s most recent appearance on CNN in September, he discussed Pope Francis’ visit to the United States.
As with all live television, the program is subject to change for breaking news.