Wednesday night, if you’re not busy watching Barack Obama and Joe Biden speak at the DNC, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will be hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit..
Many of the redditors are worrying about non-Trump supporters crashing the thread, which is probably why it’s being hosted on r/The_Donald to begin with. "How are you guys going to deal with the inevitable influx of anti-Trump folk?," one redditor asked. "Obviously we want him to answer our questions, but there's a good chance our genuine questions will be down voted into oblivion"
Reddit skews pretty liberal; of the users who use it for news (which are probably the same users interested in this AMA) 47% identify as liberal, and a mere 13% as conservative.
One PR firm, Big Fish, gives tips for hosting an AMA, which include: “If you have something to hide don’t host an AMA,” and “never be too promotional.”
“Prepare in advance for tough questions and decide how you’ll answer them,” their website suggests. “Not answering a question, whether it’s pointed and difficult or silly and irrelevant, is like signaling for an attack.”
Other politicians have hosted AMAs during election season, including Obama and Sen. Rand Paul.