Trump and Biden will hold dueling town halls instead of a debate this Thursday

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President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden at the first presidential debate on September 29. With the second debate canceled, both candidates will hold their own town hall. | Jim Watson, Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The Trump campaign refused to agree to a virtual debate. Now each candidate will host his own event.

The Commission on Presidential Debates officially canceled this week’s second presidential debate after President Donald Trump’s campaign initially refused to agree to a virtual debate against Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Now, instead of holding a single town-hall-style debate, each candidate has lined up a town hall of his own.

During the time the debate was originally going to be held, the former vice president will hold a town hall hosted by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia. The event will run from 8 to 9:30 pm ET and will be held in person, but in compliance with state and local health regulations and health experts’ guidelines. Trump is in the process of setting up a similar event on NBC. His town hall has not yet been confirmed, but it would take place outdoors in Miami and be moderated by Today show co-host Savannah…


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