NIH tells NBC that Trump is "not shedding infectious virus" ahead of town hall
NBC announced Wednesday that President Trump will take part in a socially-distanced Miami town hall this week after the president balked at a virtual second presidential debate following his positive coronavirus diagnosis.
Why it matters: The network said that, as part of an agreement for the event, the White House provided a statement from NIH clinical director Clifford Lane, saying that he and Anthony Fauci had reviewed a PCR test collected from the president on Tuesday and believe Trump is "not shedding infectious virus ... with a high degree of confidence."
The big picture: Joe Biden will simultaneously join a town hall held by ABC News in Philadelphia.
- "Today" anchor Savannah Guthrie will moderate Trump's event, which is set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. The audience will be required to wear masks, and Guthrie and Trump will remain 12 feet apart.