Following the news of the network’s rejection of Hollywood-endorsed petitions to move the President’s town hall, which is currently scheduled to air at the exact same time as Joe Biden‘s town hall on ABC on Thursday (October 15), Trump lashed out during a rally in North Carolina.
“So you know I’m being set up tonight. I’m doing this town hall with Concast, C-O-N, con, cause it’s a con job,” he said, via Deadline.
“It’s NBC, the worst. Home of Sleepy-Eyed Chuck Todd and some others,” he added.
“I figured, what the hell, we get a free hour on television,” he went on to say, while mocking Today anchor and town hall moderator Savannah Guthrie (“she’s always lovely, isn’t she?”), NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt (“he’s a beauty”) and the town hall NBC had with Biden last week.
“It was a joke,” he said.
“Actually, I’d like to watch him, because I’d like to see if he can make it through the program, he continued.