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Earlier this week, CNN announced a two-day GOP Town Hall event in South Carolina to start on Wednesday night with Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson. The CNN Town Hall would pick up again on Thursday night with Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich. Now there is word that MSNBC is airing an exclusive Town Hall event tonight with Donald Trump to air the same time as the Rubio, Cruz, Carson Town Hall on CNN. If that isn’t enough, MSNBC will also be hosting a Democratic Town Hall on Thursday night, once again it will compete opposite the CNN GOP Town Hall.

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Report from Mediaite:

When no one was looking, MSNBC seems to have quickly scheduled Donald Trump to appear live for a Town Hall event Wednesday night at 8 p.m. moderated by Morning Joe‘s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. The move comes just a week after Scarborough found himself in a social media brouhaha with a CNN reporter over claims that the host’s relationship with Trump may have been too cozy for objectivity.

While Trump sits with Brzezinski and Scarborough at 8 p.m., Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz will sit for part one of CNN’s Town Hall hosted by Anderson Cooper. The remaining Republican candidates for President — Trump, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich — are scheduled to appear Thursday night at 8 p.m., also with Cooper on CNN from South Carolina.

Here is the schedule for the Wednesday night events:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
CNN Republican Town Hall (Night 1)
8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Live Stream: CNN.com
Candidates: Cruz, Rubio, Carson

MSNBC Donald Trump Town Hall
8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Live Stream: MSNBC.com
Candidate: Donald Trump

Here is the schedule for the Thursday night events:

Thursday, February 18, 2016
CNN Republican Town Hall (Night 2)
8pm ET (7pm CT, 6pm MT, 5pm PT)
Live Stream: CNN.com
Candidates: Trump, Bush, Kasich

MSNBC Democratic Town Hall from Nevada
9pm ET (8pm CT, 7pm MT, 6pm PT)
Live Stream: MSNBC.com
Candidates: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

21 COMMENTS

  1. This has to be unprecedented in American politics. I guess Trump’s fundraiser for vets came close.

    Is it possible, at some point, that Trump could suffer from “over-exposure”?

  2. I did not even know Trump was having one tonight. But now that I know, I don’t know how many are watching that instead of this one.

  3. I tried to watch both events. MSNBC wouldn’t let me in, because I don’t have cable. That really should be illegal. Then, I got a chance to see a few minutes of CNN, but then got the same message–if I don’t pay for cable, I don’t deserve to be part of the American political process. Poll tax?

    Anyway, here’s a nice, short synopsis of the Trump event:

    http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/02/trump-speaks-in-msnbc-town-hall-to-counter-cruz-rubio-appearance-on-cnn.html/

  4. Lets all have our own separate events were we can keep the others out and focus our focus groups so our egos are emboldened to dare say what the audience wants to hear… this is shaky soil under our feet people! Doesn’t anyone remember Mitt Romney’s fall from grace? Carl Rove where are you!?! The ship is sinking & all we are going to do is play on to keep the passengers calm. It is time for a good old fashioned Checkers speech in a sensible Republican cloth coat minus the lip sweat of course… now where did that enemies list go?

    • But there are also independents who go both ways. It is a bit unfair to them I think. Plus as a political junky, I like watching both.

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