President Donald Trump will participate in a town hall with Florida voters airing live on NBC, but the network made Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Health and one-time head of the White House’s coronavirus task force, sign off on Trump’s health first.
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden was already scheduled for a town hall of his own Thursday on ABC, following a major disagreement between the campaigns over the Committee on Presidential Debates’ decision to make the event “virtual” — something that concerned Trump’s re-election campaign. The president eventually dropped out of the debate and Biden promptly scheduled his own individual town-hall-style event to replace the presidential one.
Initially, Trump promised some form of rally to compete with Biden’s town hall, but instead, the president will have a “socially distanced” town hall at the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, Florida, hosted by NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, per Forbes.
“The event will take place outdoors and