AVN 67.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.78 (-1.14%)
BOP 9.24 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-1.18%)
CHCC 138.00 Decreased By ▼ -5.10 (-3.56%)
DCL 10.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-2.94%)
DGKC 112.60 Decreased By ▼ -1.65 (-1.44%)
EFERT 64.80 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (0.12%)
EPCL 43.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.65 (-1.46%)
FCCL 21.26 Decreased By ▼ -0.92 (-4.15%)
FFL 15.81 Decreased By ▼ -0.38 (-2.35%)
HASCOL 15.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-0.57%)
HBL 135.00 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.07%)
HUBC 84.20 Increased By ▲ 4.32 (5.41%)
HUMNL 7.91 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-3.54%)
JSCL 26.10 Decreased By ▼ -0.44 (-1.66%)
KAPCO 29.14 Increased By ▲ 0.64 (2.25%)
KEL 3.83 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.52%)
LOTCHEM 11.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.17 (-1.4%)
MLCF 42.31 Decreased By ▼ -1.26 (-2.89%)
OGDC 96.35 Decreased By ▼ -0.91 (-0.94%)
PAEL 34.40 Decreased By ▼ -1.72 (-4.76%)
PIBTL 13.34 Increased By ▲ 0.26 (1.99%)
PIOC 99.00 Decreased By ▼ -4.70 (-4.53%)
POWER 10.07 Decreased By ▼ -0.32 (-3.08%)
PPL 85.96 Decreased By ▼ -0.45 (-0.52%)
PSO 206.89 Decreased By ▼ -0.79 (-0.38%)
SNGP 59.54 Decreased By ▼ -0.66 (-1.1%)
STPL 13.20 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (0.92%)
TRG 49.73 Decreased By ▼ -1.43 (-2.8%)
UNITY 22.24 Decreased By ▼ -0.49 (-2.16%)
WTL 1.07 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-1.83%)
BR100 4,289 Decreased By ▼ -21.55 (-0.5%)
BR30 21,878 Increased By ▲ 69.16 (0.32%)
KSE100 41,187 Decreased By ▼ -194.97 (-0.47%)
KSE30 17,297 Decreased By ▼ -80.48 (-0.46%)
COVID-19 TOTAL DAILY
World

Trump, Biden to hold rival TV town halls instead of debate

  • Trump will be in Miami, the network said, while Biden, who had already booked his appearance last week, will be in Philadelphia.
14 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will feature in a televised town hall Thursday on NBC News, the network said, setting up a direct scheduling clash with rival Joe Biden who had already planned his own version.

The two were originally meant to have been meeting for their second debate on Thursday evening. Instead, they will be simultaneously, but separately, talking to voters in TV studios -- NBC for Trump and ABC for Biden.

Trump will be in Miami, the network said, while Biden, who had already booked his appearance last week, will be in Philadelphia.

Their scheduled debate had also been designed as a town hall where the two candidates would have fielded questions from voters, but this was upended after Trump contracted the coronavirus.

Debate organizers said they wanted to switch the format to a virtual appearance, for safety reasons, and Trump refused, forcing cancellation of the event.

NBC News said Wednesday it had received a statement from the clinical director at the National Institutes of Health and lead infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci that they had "a high degree of confidence" that Trump is now "not shedding infectious virus."

Trump and the NBC host will be socially distanced at the outdoor venue and the audience will wear safety masks, NBC said.

Biden has been frequently testing for coronavirus and reporting negative results since Trump's illness.

Trending

Donald Trump