President Trump will appear in a town hall event hosted by The Sinclair Broadcast Group on Oct. 21, it was revealed Friday.
Eric Bolling, America This Week host and formerly at Fox News, will moderate the one-hour event, which will take place at the White House and include an interview with Trump and questions from audience members.
“This election is one of the most important in modern history and voters are still looking for insight into the many issues that are impacting their daily lives,” said Bolling in a statement. “We aim to give Sinclair viewers the answers to their most burning questions and look forward to getting a detailed view on what the next four years would look like under President Trump.”
Sinclair noted Friday that a similar town hall-style event had been offered to Democratic nominee Joe Biden. “Vice President Biden has a standing, open invitation to join us whenever is most convenient for him, whether that be on America This Week or in an interview with one of our many excellent stations as he has already done numerous times,” said Scott Livingston, Sinclair senior vp of news.
“We have been in touch with his team and we are hopeful that we will be able to feature him and bring his policy positions directly to the voters in a similar fashion.”
Earlier this week, Trump and Biden participated in two separate town hall events on NBC and ABC, hosted by Savannah Guthrie and George Stephanopoulos. The competing time slots led to NBC receiving backlash from numerous Hollywood figures, and Trump himself — who called the network “the worst” and claimed he was being set up — though both events proceeded as scheduled.
Thursday would have been the date of the second presidential debate, which was canceled and reimagined in a virtual format when Trump contracted COVID-19 — and then ultimately canceled again when he declined to participate.
The town hall, produced by the Sinclair corporate news department, will air at 8 p.m. on Sinclair’s CW and MYNET stations across 55 markets and online.