Employees livid at NBC after network ‘rewards’ Trump with solo town hall after debate withdrawal: report

Employees livid at NBC after network ‘rewards’ Trump with solo town hall after debate withdrawal: report
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Staffers at NBC, CNBC and MSNBC were said to be angry this week after learning that President Donald Trump was offered the opportunity to hold a solo town hall event.

NBC announced on Wednesday that the network will host a 90-minute town hall event for Trump opposite a similar event for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, which will air on ABC.

The event was only scheduled after a debate with Biden was cancelled because the president, who tested positive for COVID-19, refused to participate virtually.

Reporter Yashar Ali said that he had been contacted by "over a dozen" staffers at NBC and its sister networks.

"I've heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable," Ali revealed.

Others on Twitter also lashed out at NBC for "rewarding" Trump with a 90-minute event.

Read some of the responses below.

















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