MSNBC schedules Biden interview against CNN's Trump town hall

MSNBC has scheduled an interview with Vice President Biden on Thursday at the same time as a CNN town hall featuring Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE.


MSNBC's Rachel Maddow tweeted about the special edition of "The Rachel Maddow Show" featuring an exclusive interview with the vice president. The interview will be at 8 p.m. — the same time the CNN town hall starts.

Biden will talk about the economy, his "moonshot" cancer project and "news and politics of the day," according to a press release from MSNBC.

The interview also leads into an MSNBC town hall on Thursday with Democratic presidential candidates Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Eight Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear in CNN climate town hall Top aide Jeff Weaver lays out Sanders's path to victory MORE

In addition to Trump, rivals Jeb Bush and John Kasich will also participate in the CNN town hall Thursday night.

On Wednesday, Trump will participate in a town hall event moderated by "Morning Joe" anchors at the same time as the CNN town hall featuring fellow GOP presidential candidates Ben Carson, Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 The Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE.