If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later timeslot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access to the same audience and the same forum. But the latest one has stunned many of his followers and supporters.
"This week we learned from newly released emails that Joe Biden has been blatantly lying about his involvement in his son's corrupt business dealings", Mr. Trump said.
The former vice president then turned to the Trump administration's court fight to overturn the "Obamacare" health coverage law - including its protection for people with pre-existing conditions - without having a replacement plan. "On top of that he's still trying to take away your health care".
The remarks quickly picked up steam online with Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans sharing video of the speech.
Biden's 90-minute session on ABC was watched by 13.9 million viewers, while Trump's hour-long event, which aired on NBC, as well as MSNBC and CNBC, brought in 13.1 million viewers across the networks combined. He said Mr. Trump's comments were a "dog whistle" to such groups.
Trump often touts TV ratings, including after the first presidential debate in September, when Trump tweeted, "HIGHEST CABLE TELEVISION RATINGS OF ALL TIME". But he insisted he did not owe any money to Russian Federation or any "sinister people" and suggested that $400 million (£310 million) in debt was a "very, very small percentage" compared to his overall assets.
"Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie grilled Trump on his pandemic response, as well as asking him to denounce white supremacy.
"It's getting worse, as predicted", Mr Biden said in MI of the rising coronavirus numbers.