(RightWing.org) – This week, NBC decided to schedule a town hall with President Trump. It’s set to air Thursday evening, October 15, at the same time ABC is holding a town hall with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Originally, the evening was scheduled to hold a debate between the two candidates. However, the Commission on Presidential Debates prematurely canceled the event when the president was diagnosed with COVID-19. Trump is clear of the disease and is back on the campaign trail.
If you're angry that NBC News is now doing a townhall with Trump while ABC News is doing a townhall with Biden, perhaps you should mostly be angry at the idiots at the Commission on Presidential Debates, who declared a Zoom debate mandatory for no reason.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 14, 2020
Liberals, anti-Trumpers, and general haters of the president voiced their displeasure with NBC. CNN’s Don Lemon expressed his normal outrage at anything positive about President Trump:
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) October 15, 2020
ABC’s late-night host Jimmy Kimmel complained that NBC gave Trump a celebrity format with “The Apprentice,” and “now this?” On Twitter, some people expressed rage and even called for a boycott of NBC.
Apparently, it’s not just other networks, journalists, and celebrities that are unhappy about NBC’s decision. Some NBC staffers are also unhappy. Regardless, NBC’s news division must have felt it important since they had the time scheduled for the canceled debate, and they conducted a town hall with Biden one week ago.
The town hall airs Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC.
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