Fox News has hosted 8 town halls with Democratic candidates for president during the 2020 election cycle, featuring everyone from Sen. Bernie Sanders to Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
President Trump has not been happy about this.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 16, 2019
Well, it appears Trump has finally agreed to a Fox News town hall of his own. The network will host a town hall with the president next Thursday, March 5 in Scranton, Pa.
Scranton just so happens to be the hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Fox News’ go-to town hall moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the event, which will take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET.
“We are pleased to host incumbent President Donald Trump for his first town hall of the 2020 election cycle,” Fox News Media president and executive editor Jay Wallace said in a statement. “As Americans continue deliberating their choice for president, Fox News Channel is proud to provide a platform for candidates across the political spectrum to inform the public on their stances.”
Abbreviated editions of Special Report and The Story will air from 6-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-8 p.m. ET, respectively. For those unable to watch the pre-prime time town hall, which undoubtedly include West Coast fans, the network will present an encore presentation of the town hall from 11 p.m.-12 a.m. ET/8-9 p.m. PT, pre-empting Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.
Next Thursday’s town hall will be Trump’s first on-air interactions with Baier and MacCallum since their interviews with him in June 2018 and April 2017, respectively.