NBC News is facing significant blowback for its decision to schedule a town hall featuring President Donald Trump opposite a similar event starring Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, on ABC — and some leftists are even accusing the network of colluding and conspiring with Trump’s campaign.
The Commission on Presidential Debates demanded, last week, that the October 15th matchup between Trump and Biden be “virtual,” because the president was still battling COVID-19. Biden agreed to the format but Trump did not, and the event was canceled. Biden immediately rescheduled himself for his own, individual, town hall event on ABC to be held on October 15th, with Trump promising a campaign rally instead.
Earlier this week, though, after both the White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, and White House coronavirus task for leader Dr. Anthony Fauci declared Trump not contagious, the Trump campaign and NBC announced that the two parties had agreed to hold a town hall event for the