It’s not quite a debate-stage face-off, but President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will participate in dueling town hall events Thursday evening, looking to tip the scales less than three weeks out from Election Day.
The candidates were originally set to compete in an encore to a raucous first presidential debate, but it was scrapped when Trump refused to take part in a digital format proposed following his coronavirus diagnosis.
Rather than take the night off, Biden opted for a town hall-style event in Philadelphia, airing in prime-time on ABC.
Trump then signed on for a competing appearance in Miami — the site of the originally scheduled debate — to be broadcast on NBC.
Here’s what you need to know about the competing events:
What hours will the Trump and Biden town halls run?
The Trump town hall will start at 8 p.m. ET and run for one hour, to 9 p.m. ET.
The Biden town hall also