Employees livid at NBC after network 'rewards' Trump's debate withdrawal with solo town hall: report
Donald Trump appears at NBC promotional event (NBC)

Staffers at NBC, CNBC and MSNBC were said to be angry this week after learning that President Donald Trump was offered the opportunity to hold a solo town hall event.


NBC announced on Wednesday that the network will host a 90-minute town hall event for Trump opposite a similar event for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, which will air on ABC.

The event was only scheduled after a debate with Biden was cancelled because the president, who tested positive for COVID-19, refused to participate virtually.

Reporter Yashar Ali said that he had been contacted by "over a dozen" staffers at NBC and its sister networks.

"I've heard from over a dozen NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC sources (talent and staff) and the frustration with and anger toward their employer for scheduling a town hall against Biden is palpable," Ali revealed.

Others on Twitter also lashed out at NBC for "rewarding" Trump with a 90-minute event.

Read some of the responses below.