Biden and Trump hold simultaneous town halls

Presidential candidates hold separate town halls after debate called off

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice between substantially different policy paths. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) (Patrick Semansky, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden both held town halls on Thursday night.

The two took questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia.

The town halls happened after Trump backed out of plans for a presidential debate originally scheduled for the evening after debate organizers said it would be held virtually following Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis.

  • Watch Local 4 News at 5 a.m. for a Trust Index fact check of both town halls.