Joe Biden and Anderson Cooper at Joe Biden Drive-In Town Hall

After Action Report – Biden Town Hall

Joe Biden Town Hall with CNN


On September 17, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden was hosted by CNN in a drive-in town hall.
  • He addressed issues on his qualifications as president and various challenges the current administration faces.
  • Biden also addressed Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he called “criminal.”

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  • Critically contrasts the event with Trump’s town hall, which was held on Tuesday.
  • Points out that Biden is not an ivy graduate, like President Trump, but embodies the characteristics and qualities to make a better president regardless.
  • Writes that although he is running on the democratic ticket, he is running to be America’s President, unlike Trump who is overly partisan.



  • Frames the town hall as biased, saying he received “softball” questions that intentionally  made it easy for Biden to address the issues,
  • Is predominantly concerned with fact-checking Biden
  • Points out that President Trump has worked just as hard as Biden and used his privilege to improve the country


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