Biden is set to participate in an event hosted in Philadelphia with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, while Trump will take part in a similar event moderated by NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie. The decision to have both events scheduled at the same time has come under fire from top talent, Deadline reports. Names that have called for the Trump town hall, which was announced after Biden’s event, to be rescheduled include Seth Rogen, Ava DuVernay, and Seth MacFarlane among others.
Just before Trump was due to participate in his Town Hall event, the President attacked NBC News in a tweet. “I will be doing a major Fake @NBCNews Town Hall Forum, live tonight from Miami at 8:00 P.M.,” he wrote. “They asked me to do it in place of the Rigged Steve Scully (he is now suspended from @cspan for lying) Debate. I wonder if they’ll treat me as well as Sleepy Joe? They should!” He also suggested it was NBC’s fault for the scheduling conflict, not him.
The second debate was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, but plans shifted somewhat after Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19. The Commission on Presidential Debates made the decision to cancel the debate earlier this month after it had suggested conducting a virtual debate, which Trump was against. “That’s not what debating is all about,” he said.
You can watch both of the events above.