Election town hall: Trump denounces white supremacy during town hall

  • Election town hall: Trump denounces white supremacy during town hall

Election town hall: Trump denounces white supremacy during town hall

Both Biden and President Donald Trump hosted dueling town hall events on ABC and NBC, respectively, Thursday night.

On Thursday morning, more than 100 content creators and primetime stars sent a letter to NBC and Comcast officials urging them to switch the time of the town hall, while figures like legendary investigative reporter Carl Bernstein said that the network was getting played by the Trump campaign.

Under the intense questioning today, Trump told Guthrie "we should be on the same side".

Trump was specifically asked whether he took a test the day of the September 29 debate.

Trump did inform Guthrie that he has no remaining symptoms of the virus. He did add that his doctors told him that his lungs were "a little bit infected" when he was hospitalized.

"I think the suburban women will love Trump telling Savannah Guthrie sarcastically that she is "so cute", CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip said. Trump responded that is what he heard.

The CDC study that Trump referred to didn't even state a percentage of who doesn't wear masks. Trump also added the United States is "expected to lose 2,200,000 people and maybe more than that" from coronavirus.

At times, Trump sounded angry and irate as Guthrie grilled him over the details of his testing results, his failure to immediately condemn white supremacists and his trafficking of conspiracy theories. Trump blew up at Guthrie, insisting that he did denounce white supremacy days later on TKTKT, but refused to answer why he didn't at the debate. "I denounce Antifa, and I denounce these people on the left that are burning down our cities, that are run by Democrats".

Toward the end of the broadcast, State College resident Mieke Haeck received a chance to ask the former vice president a question.

Trump said that all he knew about the conspiracy theory is that "they are very much against pedophilia" and agree with that. He said the tweet she focused on - which suggested Biden was involved in the death of Navy Seal Team 6 that killed Osama Bin Laden - was a retweet.

"I do a lot of retweets and frankly because the media is so fake and so corrupt, if I didn't have social media, I don't call it Twitter I call it social media, I wouldn't be able to get the word out", Trump said.