The first debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was bad — a horror show that made a lot of observers hope they would never have to watch a presidential debate again.
The good news is that Trump and Biden won’t be debating each other tonight. The bad news is that they will be holding separate televised town halls. Trump will appear on NBC, while Biden will be featured on ABC. Letting the two candidates respond directly to voters is probably better than having them try to talk over each other. But because this is 2020, this seemingly good idea is being done in the worst way possible.