With President Trump’s recent COVID-19 diagnosis, Thursday’s Town Halls were supposed to be held online in a debate format between him and Biden. Trump’s refusal to do so resulted in two separate meetings, both at the same time and day, forcing nonpartisan voters to choose between the events (which disrupts the very purpose of a Town Hall).
Trump held his Town Hall at an outdoor stage in Miami where, although he and NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie sat socially distanced, neither wore masks. Biden sat indoors in Philadelphia, masked during his discussion with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. It was clear that Trump’s demeanor was frantic, defensive, and indignant as opposed to Biden’s calm, cool, and collected disposition.
With the tone and setting set, let’s dive into the key takeaways of each Town Hall.
1994 Crime Bill: Biden’s Signature Legislation
White Supremacy and QAnon
The African American community
The Supreme Court
Fracking and the environment
Faye is a high school sophomore dedicated to covering the controversial 2020 Presidential Election.