The Funniest Tweets about the Biden and Trump Town Halls
Oct 17 2020
NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker will serve as moderator. "It is up to the Cleveland Clinic and the Commission on Presidential Debates to let us know what is going on".
Both candidates received questions from viewers, though Trump's event, which was hosted by NBC Savannah Guthrie from Miami, was met with conflicting reviews as the president experienced one of the most aggressive interviews during his presidency while Biden's event was seen as soft in comparison.
Guthrie also asked him if he supports QAnon, a viral conspiracy theory that states "a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles is running a global child sex-trafficking ring and plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling against them". The former Vice President was also leading Trump among independents, at 40 per cent versus 32 per cent.
Referring to reports of Hunter Biden having reaped millions in foreign payments while his father was vice president, Mr. Trump said "Hunter Biden is a middleman".
"It's an organized crime family, as far as I'm concerned", the president said at an event aimed at seniors in Fort Myers, Florida.
There were apparently still hard feelings, given that Muir twice mentioned a nameless "another network" holding a Trump town hall.
"I do a lot of retweets and frankly because the media is so fake and so corrupt, if I didn't have social media, I don't call it Twitter I call it social media, I wouldn't be able to get the word out", Trump said.
"He'll do anything to distract us from focusing on his failures [on coronavirus]", Mr. Biden said.
Biden confirmed he would be at the debate but thinks Trump should have to take a COVID test prior to the event. The Biden session on ABC with George Stephanopoulos of "Good Morning America" was a more sedate affair. A final debate is still scheduled for October 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.