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 TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE.

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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 ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Buttigieg says he doubts consulting work for insurer led to layoffs Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles 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 RubioGOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling Group of veterans call on lawmakers to support impeachment, 'put country over politics' Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Deal on surprise medical bills faces obstacles | House GOP unveils rival drug pricing measure ahead of Pelosi vote | Justices to hear case over billions in ObamaCare payments MORE and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBarr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Houston police chief excoriates McConnell, Cornyn and Cruz on gun violence FBI head rejects claims of Ukrainian 2016 interference MORE.