Originally, tonight would have been the second presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden. Due to Trump contracting the coronavirus, a virtual debate was planned. When Trump refused, the debate was canceled.
Biden’s team opted to do a town hall on ABC (Thursday, 8 p.m.) to replace the original debate. On Wednesday, Trump decided to hold a town hall of his own on rival station NBC at the same time as Biden’s event, making voters decide which town hall they wanted to witness.
This caused a virtual uproar as voters, television executives, politicians, and just about anyone with a voice has condemned NBC for giving into Trump’s ego to compete directly against Biden.
Twitter responded: #NBCBlackout and #NBCBoycott started to trend on the social media platform.
Want to participate in the #NBCBlackout?
INSTEAD: watch Joe Biden on @ABC at 8PM ET.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 15, 2020
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