'Bad for democracy': NBC town hall with Trump causes headache for the network

'Bad for democracy': NBC town hall with Trump causes headache for the network


NBC News agreed to host a town hall with President Trump, and while many networks would celebrate such a program, this one has created a headache for the outlet.

The network is set to host a town hall with Trump on Thursday night, but it has received backlash, both internally and externally, for agreeing to put on the event at the same time Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is participating in a town hall on a competitor’s network — ABC News.

There was enough consternation behind the decision to make viewers decide which candidate to tune into, instead of being able to see both of them together, which was supposed to happen, that NBCUniversal News Group chairman Cesar Conde acknowledged the controversy in a written statement, according to Politico.

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“We share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden. Our decision is motivated only by

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