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#BoycottNBC explodes on Twitter after Trump town hall scheduled against Biden's on ABC

NBC's announcement on Wednesday that it will host a town hall with President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE Thursday night resulted in considerable blowback on social media, with critics arguing it should not have been scheduled up against Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida Supreme Court reinstates ban on curbside voting in Alabama MORE's town hall at the same time on ABC.

ABC announced the Biden event on Oct. 8 after Trump rejected a virtual debate proposal by the Commission on Presidential Debates for Oct. 15. The Biden campaign scheduled with ABC after the Trump rejection, which eventually led to the commission canceling the Oct. 15 debate altogether last Friday. 

Longtime political analyst Jeff Greenfield was among those slamming the decision, with his tweet calling NBC's decision "indefensible" generating more than 80,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. 

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NBC News “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie will moderate the one-hour event from Miami.