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October 16, 2020
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“America’s Crazy Uncle.” (Town hall recap)

In This Episode

Donald Trump and Joe Biden participate in dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, Covid hits the Biden-Harris campaign, and Jon and Dan answer some listener questions. Then Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman talks to Dan about the final weeks of the race in what may be the tipping point state.


Show Notes

Trump Town Hall

  • AP: After independent coronavirus test, NBC sets Trump hall
  • NYT: NBC, Under Fire for Trump Event, Faces a Big Test and Bad Memories
  • Politico: Trump town hall sparks behind-the-scenes fury at NBC
  • Politico: Trump bashes NBC ahead of his prime-time town hall
  • NBC News: NBC News to host town hall with Trump on Thursday
  • Mother Jones: NBC to Host Trump Town Hall Exactly the Same Time as Biden’s
  • Newsweek: Calls to Boycott NBC for Airing Donald Trump Town Hall at Same Time As Joe Biden’s
  • NY Mag: Trump and Biden to Hold Competing Town Halls Instead of Debate
  • Variety: After Second Presidential Debate Canceled, NBC Bids for Trump Town Hall
  • NYT: Savannah Guthrie gets answers from Trump by setting a fast pace and following up.
  • Trump Campaign Statement on the Town Halls
  • Politico: C-SPAN suspends Steve Scully after he admits to lie about Twitter hack
  • CNN: C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully suspended after admitting he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked
  • Politico: Inside Trumps town hall: Plenty of sparring and a few cheers
  • Vox: 5 winners and 3 losers from the dueling Trump-Biden town halls
  • The Guardian: Trump and Biden offer dramatically different visions at dueling town halls
  • NYT: Trump praised his own record and the state of the nation, while Biden took a different view.
  • Politico: Trump refuses to denounce QAnon — and other key moments from tonights town halls
  • NYT: Fact-Checking the Trump and Biden Town Halls
  • WaPo: Trump won’t say whether he was tested day of debate with Biden
  • The Atlantic: The Conspiracy Trump Wont Denounce
  • NYT: Trump denies knowing anything about QAnon, then praises them for fighting pedophilia.
  • Vox: Trump refuses to say the QAnon conspiracy theory is false
  • Daily Beast: Trump Refuses to Denounce QAnon at NBC Town Hall
  • WaPo: Asked to denounce white supremacy and QAnon, Trump attacks antifa
  • The Hill: NBC’s Guthrie presses Trump on spreading conspiracy theory: You’re not someone’s ‘crazy uncle’ who can retweet whatever
  • CNN: Fact-checking the dangerous bin Laden conspiracy theory that Trump touted
  • WaPo: Trump says he ‘probably’ owes money to foreign bank or entity
  • NYT: Trump all but confirms he owes $400 million to creditors.
  • WaPo: White House was warned Giuliani was target of Russian intelligence operation to feed misinformation to Trump


Biden Town Hall

  • NYT: A Combative Trump and a Deliberate Biden Spar From Afar at Town Halls
  • Vox: The delightful boringness of Joe Biden
  • NYT: Live Updates From Town Halls: Trump Faces Tough Questions and Biden Promises a Court Stance
  • NYT: Fact-Checking the Trump and Biden Town Halls
  • Politico: Trump refuses to denounce QAnon — and other key moments from tonights town halls
  • AP: Biden campaign flips COVID-19 threat into new Trump contrast
  • Daily Beast – Rupert Murdoch Predicts a Landslide Win for Biden


COVID Hits the Biden Campaign

  • Campaign statement
  • WaPo: Harris suspends travel after two in her orbit test positive for the coronavirus
  • ABC News: Kamala Harris tests negative for COVID-19 after 2 associated with campaign test positive
  • Politico: Harris cancels travel after Biden campaign announces positive Covid tests
  • AP: Harris suspends travel after staffer tests COVID-19 positive
  • WaPo: How the mask became a symbol of Biden’s campaign
  • Politico: Trump’s come-from-behind strategy: Go everywhere, fast
  • NYT: Could Trump Still Spread the Coronavirus? Probably Not, Experts Say
  • NYT: As Virus Spread, Reports of Trump Administrations Private Briefings Fueled Sell-Off
  • NYT: Christie Says He Was ‘Wrong’ Not to Wear Masks at White House
  • CNN: Chris Christie says he spent 7 days in ICU before recovering from Covid
  • NYT: U.S. ‘Headed in the Wrong Direction’ as a 3rd Peak Nears
  • WaPo: Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rising in most states – New study shows Republican-leaning counties hardest hit in recent weeks.
  • WaPo:New single-day cases in U.S. reach highest level since late July
  • NYT: Unemployment Claims Rise Anew in Latest Sign of Economic Distress
  • The Atlantic – We Can Stop the COVID-19 Fall Surge