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Donald Trump and Joe Biden to face TV viewers in separate town hall meetings

NBC News agreed to place President Donald Trump earlier than voters in a town hall event on Thursday after the president submitted a coronavirus test which was reviewed by Dr Anthony Fauci.

The announcement on Wednesday sets up duelling city halls with Democratic opponent Joe Biden on an evening the two candidates had been supposed to fulfill for their second debate.

Mr Biden is showing on the same town hall event in Philadelphia, televised by ABC.

NBC stated Mr Trump can be at least 12 feet from moderator Savannah Guthrie and the viewers.

Mr Trump, who examined positive for Covid-19 on October 2 and spent three days on the Walter Reed navy hospital, took a coronavirus test administered by the National Institutes of Health.

Each NIH clinical director Dr Clifford Lane and Dr Fauci reviewed Mr Trump’s medical records and stated that they had a excessive degree of confidence that the president is “not shedding infectious virus”.

Mr Trump’s potential to succeed in a national tv viewers on Thursday was partially depending on Dr Fauci, who had expressed anger on the Trump campaign in latest days for utilizing one in every of his statements in a campaign ad.

The coronavirus task force member stated a quote used within the campaign ad was taken out of context.

A proper match-up between the Republican president and Mr Biden that was scheduled for Thursday in Miami by the non-partisan Fee on Presidential Debate was cancelled.

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In mild of the president’s infection, the commission shifted the format to a virtual meeting, and Mr Trump declined to take part.

The ABC event, moderated by George Stephanopoulos, will final 90 minutes with an extra half hour of study.

Mr Trump’s city corridor on NBC is scheduled for an hour.

Along with stopping viewers from getting a side-by-side comparability of the 2 males, the duelling occasions will seemingly be seen by far fewer folks.

The first debate between the two men last month was watched by an estimated 73.1 million individuals, the Nielsen firm stated.

An estimated 6.7 million folks noticed Mr Biden at an NBC News-sponsored city corridor final week.

Just like the Trump event on Thursday will likely be, it was simulcast on MSNBC, CNBC and streamed online.

Mr Trump’s town hall with Mr Stephanopoulos on September 15 was seen by 3.8 million individuals, Nielsen stated.

Thursday’s Trump town hall on NBC will likely be held open air on the Perez Art Museum in Miami.

Viewers members will likely be socially distanced, required to put on a masks and undergo a temperature test earlier than getting into the venue, NBC stated.

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