Evan Vucci / APPresident Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport on Tuesday in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. (Evan Vucci / AP)
NBC News agreed to put President Donald Trump before voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted to an independent coronavirus test with the results reviewed by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The announcement Wednesday sets up dueling town halls with Democratic opponent Joe Biden on a night the two candidates were supposed to meet for their second debate.
Biden is appearing on a similar town hall event in Philadelphia, televised by ABC.
NBC said Trump would be at least 12 feet from moderator Savannah Guthrie and the audience.
Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2 and spent three days at the Walter Reed military hospital, took a coronavirus test Tuesday administered by the National Institutes of Health,