As expected...NBC host attacks Trump while ABC throws softballs to Biden in townhalls

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (October 15, 2020) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden squared off, in a way, on rival TV networks, Thursday night, their scuttled second debate replaced by dueling televised town halls that showcased striking differences in temperament, views on racial justice and approaches to the pandemic that has reshaped the nation.

NBC hosted President Trump at a town hall in Miami. Host Savannah Guthrie sounded more like a member of the Democratic party as she seemed to attack the President's handling of the pandemic and made it sound like Trump has been unclear in denouncing white supremacy.

Some observers said it looked more like Guthrie was debating Trump rather than facilitating a town hall meeting.

In contrast, Joe Biden faced a very friendly host at his town hall meeting in Philadelphia. George Stephanopoulos of ABC asked a few questions that Biden has heard many times before.   

But, as expected, Biden faced no question dealing with the bombshell story from the New York Post this week that provided some backing to earlier reporting that when Biden was Vice President, he allegedly may have used his office to help his son, Hunter, when he sat on the board of the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.

Burisma paid Hunter Biden $50-thousand dollars a month even though he had no experience in the energy field. Also, during that period, Vice President Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a matter involving Burisma.

 

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