Six takeaways from Trump and Biden’s dueling town halls – By Niall Stanage and Jonathan Easley (The Hill) / Oct 15 2020
President Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden vied for voters’ attention with competing town halls on Thursday night that diverged dramatically in tone.
The events, on NBC and ABC respectively, were inherently controversial because they occurred after the cancellation of a debate originally scheduled for the same evening.
Trump had refused to submit to a request from the Commission on Presidential Debates that the clash should take place virtually. He wanted to debate in person, a request declined by the commission and the Biden camp. The two men will now meet for their final debate in Nashville on Oct. 22.
Trump on Thursday had a number of combative moments sure to draw headlines. Biden, ahead in the polls, simply sought to stay the course.