President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden participated in competing town halls on Thursday. The events were scheduled after Trump refused to participate in a virtual debate following his coronavirus diagnosis. With just 17 days to go before the election, polls show the president continuing to trail his opponent nationally and in most of the key battleground states.
CGTN’s White House Correspondent Nathan King reports.
Joining the panel:
- Rafael Bernal is a staff writer for the political newspaper, The Hill.
- Steve Chaggaris is an analyst and the political editor for Al Jazeera Online.
- Hilary Shelton heads the NAACP’s Washington bureau and serves as the Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy.
- Eric Bolling is the host of “America This Week” on Sinclair Broadcasting.
Biden’s town hall drew almost a million more viewers than Trump’s, according to early TV ratings.
The figures are particularly surprising given Biden's town hall aired on just one network, whereas Trump's was simulcast across three. https://t.co/AaG0gGH2ee
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"I don't know, I don't even remember," President Trump said when asked during a town hall if a Covid-19 test was done on the day of the September 29 debate https://t.co/2Jd8jKUk99
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The U.S. state of Michigan has prohibited the open carrying of guns at polling places, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced Friday, saying the presence of firearms “may cause disruption, fear, or intimidation of voters, election workers and others present.” pic.twitter.com/6NU9ddA1qz
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