NBC News Group Responds After Scheduling Trump Town Hall Rivaling Biden’s, Getting Backlash

NBC News Group Responds After Scheduling Trump Town Hall Rivaling Biden’s, Getting Backlash


The chairman of NBCUniversal News Group has responded to the outrage from the Left for hosting a rival town hall event with President Donald Trump that will partially overlap with an ABC News event featuring Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“We share in the frustration that our event will initially air alongside the first half of ABC’s broadcast with Vice President Biden,” said Chairman Cesar Conde in a statement obtained by CNN, adding: “Our decision is motivated only by fairness, not business considerations.”

Conde explained that the decision to offer Trump the 8PM time slot on October 15, the original date for the second presidential debate, was a matter of fairness to the Trump campaign, as NBC News had previously aired a town hall with Biden at the same time earlier in October.

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“If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later time slot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access

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