President Trump to take questions from uncommitted voters at ABC News town hall

Exactly seven weeks before Election Day, President Trump will face uncommitted voters in a 90-minute "20/20" special, airing tonight at 9 p.m. ET from the battleground state of Pennsylvania.
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Transcript for President Trump to take questions from uncommitted voters at ABC News town hall
At this hour, the ABC news townhall under way. President trump and George Stephanopoulos. The president taking questions directly from uncommitted no questions off-limits. And it comes amid this pandemic, as the U.S. Now nears 200,000 American lives lost. 49 days until the election and our chief white house correspondent Jonathan Karl from Philadelphia tonight. Reporter: Tonight, president trump is taking question from uncommitted and social distant voters at our ABC news town hall meeting in Philadelphia. Topic a, the coronavirus. Student ajoni Powell asked him this question. Why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low income families and minority communities? Yeah. Well, I didn't downplay it. I actually upplayed -- Did you not admit to it yourself? Yeah, because what I did, with China, I put a ban on, with Europe, I put a ban on and we would have lost thousands of more people had it not put the ban on, so, that was called action, not with the mouth, but in actual fact. We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on, whether you call it talent or luck, it was very important, so, we saved a lot of lives when we did that. There are holes in the ban, and the European ban didn't come from another month. The holes are, if you have somebody in China that are an American citizen, we had to let them in. Reporter: The president is campaigning as if the pandemic is a thing of the past. Summoning rounds packed shoulder to shoulder. In an interview in Nevada, he said he wasn't personally worried about getting coronavirus, but didn't say anything about the threat to his supporters. Aren't you concerned about getting covid, though -- No, I'm not concerned. I'm more concerned about how close you are. Sorry about that. Because you know why? I'm on stage that's very far away, so I'm not at all concerned. Reporter: Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail too, but in a very different way. Today holding a roundtable with veterans in a high school Jim Naz gymnasium in Tampa, Florida. Participants sitting at least six feet apart. Biden slammed the president for not being up front with American people about the virus. False promises. Not leveling with how tough things are going to be. The American people have never been able to -- never failed to step up to what had to be done when it had to be done, but that's not happening now. Reporter: And Biden hit the president over the report in "The atlantic," denied by the white house, that he called war heroes suckers and losers. Nowhere are his faults more glaring and more offensive to me at least then when it comes to his denigration of our service members, veterans, wounded warriors, the fallen. Reporter: Florida may be the closest and most important battleground of all. Michael Bloomberg is spending $100 million to help Joe Biden in Florida. And Donald Trump knows this is a must-win state. The trump campaign has spent more in Florida, David, than in any other state. All right, Jon Karl, our thanks to you tonight. As I mentioned, the ABC news townhall, the president and the people, a national conversation with uncommitted voters, tonight at 9:00 P.M. Esche, right here on ABC.

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