WATCH: Biden hosts ABC town hall, while Trump holds rally
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (KLKN) — Thursday, ABC News will be hosting a town hall with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.
With less than a month till election day, this event will give voters the opportunity to ask the candidate the pressing questions before heading to the ballot. Moderated by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, the town hall will take place at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Coverage on the 90-minute town hall begins at 7 p.m., Oct. 15th.
ABC News will be hosting a town hall with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, October 15.
This announcement comes after President Trump stated he will not participate in a virtual debate, instead opting to host a rally. However, the Trump Campaign followed up, saying they will only do the debate if it’s postponed a week, with the third debate also being shifted accordingly.
The Biden Campaign disagreed with moving the debates. But, hours later the Biden Campaign released the following statement:
“Joe Biden was prepared to accept the CPD’s proposal for a virtual Town Hall, but the President has refused, as Donald Trump clearly does not want to face questions from the voters about his failures on COVID and the economy. As a result, Joe Biden will find an appropriate place to take questions from voters directly on October 15th, as he has done on several occasions in recent weeks. Given the President’s refusal to participate on October 15th, we hope the Debate Commission will move the Biden-Trump Town Hall to October 22nd, so that the President is not able to evade accountability. The voters should have a chance to ask questions of both candidates, directly. Every Presidential candidate since 1992 has participated in such an event, and it would be a shame if Donald Trump was the first to refuse second debate was moved to a virtual format.”
The Oct. 15th town hall will be moderated by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. More details on the event will be released as we get closer to the date.