Lauer picked to moderate Clinton-Trump forum
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NBC's Matt Lauer will moderate the "Commander in Chief Forum" featuring Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE next week, according to the network.

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The one-hour event on Sept. 7 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York will be the first to host both Trump and Clinton.

The candidates will appear back to back during the event.

According to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, which is hosting the event, each will take questions on national security, military affairs and veterans issues from Lauer and an audience made up of military veterans and active service members.

Lauer has been a co-host of the "Today" show for the past 19 years.