Trump hosting Sinclair ‘town hall’ in White House Rose Garden

President Trump on Tuesday will tape a “town hall” event in the White House Rose Garden with Eric Bolling, the former Fox News host, for the Sinclair Broadcasting Network.

The event won’t air until 8 p.m. Wednesday across Sinclair’s 190 local TV station websites and on its CW and MYNET networks.

The town hall will air the night before the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn.

“This one-hour news special will see Eric Bolling sit down with President Donald Trump for an in-depth interview in a traditional town hall format,” the company said in a press release. “During the discussion, President Trump will respond to questions from both Bolling and members of the audience around key issues in the 2020 election.”

Trump has complained about unfair treatment in recent “town hall” forums.

Last week, Trump was grilled about conspiracy theories and likened to “someone’s crazy uncle” in acrimonious exchanges with NBC News host Savannah Guthrie, while Democratic candidate Joe Biden was warmly solicited for his views by ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, who didn’t mention emails reported by The Post that indicate Biden was involved in his son Hunter’s dealings in China and Ukraine.

Sinclair is considered by critics to be editorially conservative. The company said Biden is welcome to appear for his own town hall.

“Vice President Biden has a standing, open invitation to join us whenever is most convenient for him, whether that be on ‘America This Week’ or in an interview with one of our many excellent stations as he has already done numerous times,” Sinclair senior vice president of news Scott Livingston said in a release.

“We have been in touch with his team and we are hopeful that we will be able to feature him and bring his policy positions directly to the voters in a similar fashion.”

Biden’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It’s unclear why the town hall is being filmed more than 24 hours before broadcast. Trump is headlining rallies at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Erie, Pa., and at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Gastonia, NC.


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